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JULY 1ST, 2014.... 4 YRS IN ECUADOR  Posted on 10/17/2014
Living in Ecuador has really broadened the way we think. We no longer have the need for rigid schedule, run by clocks, appointments or work schedules. Now our days are run by 2 dogs, the weather, and a whim or flight of fancy. Nice...
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MOVE AND GET ANOTHER DOG... WHY NOT!  Posted on 08/09/2014
While we were packing and getting ready for our move to Paute I read about a poor dog who was found up in the Cajas (13,000 ft elev). It was a dachshund. A boy, and he was fixed. Here is the picture that was posted......Dexter when he was...
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This is still a catch up blog. we have been using both sides of the duplex since March.While we had moved into the "better side" of the duplex, the other was under major renovation. Even more so than the one we moved into. This...
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WE MADE THE MOVE!  Posted on 08/08/2014
We moved in March. So I am still catching up on blogs..We were up and ready very early eagerly awaiting our movers. Being the custom here that what time is said is not really the time that is a reality; we were not concerned when our 8:30...
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RENOVATING A RENTAL IN PAUTE  Posted on 08/08/2014
August 8th. Just got my bugs out. Putting pictures to posts I wrote until this happen. so its catch up time. *************************************************************************************************We have decided that our landlord...
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NEW ADVENTURES FOR US IN PAUTE  Posted on 03/07/2014
No we are not being put into jail... This is our new home in Paute, Azuay Ecuador. It is a single story duplex. We have both sides.We signed our 3 yr lease today... that in itself was an adventure. Let me tell you about it.Let me introduce...
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I AM BACK!  Posted on 02/18/2014
A few months ago ,Yahoo and I had a major issue, and I was locked out of my accounts... all of my accounts. Even Google.. Today I finally was able to get through their security questions and access my google accounts... this blog being one...
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While visiting with my mom in Oregon, my niece and great nephew came up from California to visit.It has been quite a few years since I have seen either of them so it was a very special visit for me!After we took this picture, his mom said...
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TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ~ Finally July Photos!  Posted on 10/26/2013
I have been trying to post for the last few weeks and have been having issues with loading photos. Here is some from my trip to the US in July! Lets hope this works.Hooray it worked! OK, on to the rest. This is a basket in one of the...
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A QUICK VISIT TO GUAYAQUILL  Posted on 09/04/2013
I was on my way to the US, and had to go down to Guayaquill the nite before.. I did not want to stay in hotel.. I called a friend.. Graciella Wakefield. Gracie is from Guayaquill, lived in the US for years and years and then returned..It...
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  • klkimbler
    klkimbler 20 April 2012 17:14:18

    Don, talk with your current Dr. about the altitude issue. We are at 8200 ft elevation in Cuenca. Some folks have issues with their breathing. There are types of health insurance here, depends on how old you are if you qualify. You did not say what your SS retirement was. Most find that $1,000. a month they can do fine. Do not move to any country without visiting first. We are seeing alot of folks doing that now. Seems kind of spendy if they have to turn around and leave. Good Luck!

  • Don 19 April 2012 22:48:30

    I am a single man (69YO)with some heart problems and would liken to know if I can get health insurance or is it not possible on a ss retirement. Also would like to know if a person would reccomend moving there at this age. Would appreciate so much some input.


  • Jerry 15 November 2011 02:50:03

    My wife and I are planning to come to Cuenca in May on an exploratory trip. Possibly moving there by the end o 2012. We would like to meet up with some expats if possible to find out more about the area to help make our final decision. Any help would be appreciated.

  • klkimbler
    klkimbler 28 August 2011 18:26:34

    Elena, we are not hot and humid type folks, and we are too lazy to remember to not drink or use the water out of the tap.. Cuenca is not hot and humid, and you can use the water. We like Cuenca because there seems to be more things to do, its more developed than the coast. Oh and there are mosquitos galore on the coast.. so there. Those are the most reasons I can think of.. but, I do like to visit some friends of mine there occasionally.. they are worth the bites and humidity! Good luck on your exploratory visit. Karen

  • elenaandjohn
    elenaandjohn 27 August 2011 21:42:53

    My husband, John, my mother-in-law and I are considering moving to the Pacific Coast, specifically Salinas. We have read a great deal about Cuenca and are curious whether anyone on this blog have considered the Coast vs Cuenca. If so, what made "you" decide on Cuena? I look forward to hearing your comments. I will be going on an exploratory trip starting in Guayaquil in mid-Sept until mid-October. We currently live in Las Vegas. John & Joyula, how did you decide on Cuenca? Gracias a todos. Elena

  • J&J&3dogs
    J&J&3dogs 24 September 2010 14:58:41

    Hello, We are John and Joyula from Las Vegas.
    We are really enjoying your blog. We are planning our move to Cuenca in end of November. We will be looking forward to meeting you.
    Sincerely, John and Joyula Reign-Himbert

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