Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador
We are right at the three year mark! Dave and I landed here on January 5th of 2011. It has been an amazing three years of learning “how things work” in a different culture, stretching our hearts and heads to adapt, and expanding our minds to embrace thriving in a new land. We lived in Cotacachi for 6 months, then moved to Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador because we found it a tad too cold for us in the Andes. Here is a sunset picture from our 8th floor balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean. We have gone through the excitement of being a “newbie” and have now settled into a more typical routine of daily living. We walk on the beach most every morning. I shop at the local market three to four times a week. I know so many people in our little town of Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador, not all of them by name, but these folks are my friends, smiling and chattering away, glad to help me, even with my limited Spanish! With a smile and a warm attitude, I have seldom met an unfriendly person in the whole country. Yes, three years and thriving here!
Real Estate & Rentals in Ecuador
Dave & I have found a niche for our Real Estate and rental business. It keeps us more than busy at times! We have enjoyed building friendships and helping folks connect their dream to the reality of living in Ecuador! Dave handles property for sale in Ecuador and I cover the condos for rent, both long and short term rentals in Bahia de Caraquez. We love sharing what we have experienced, helping folks make the transition to living here, and generating a new life.
Cultural Adjustment To Living In Ecuador
It has not been without it’s challenges. Adjusting to our new country meant times of sadness as we grieved the loss of our old life. Even with the huge improvement of our quality of life here in Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador, we had to give our selves time to adjust and embrace our new life. This is a subject not many talk about. It hasn’t been all glamorous and fun all the time. We had to dig deep and mine some personal gold so to speak. We pondered some weighty issues like our ability to not only accept the new culture of “manana” but to actually appreciate it and cherish it. Maybe we could learn something…imagine that! Our North American mindset tries to assert itself, but we now live in South America…and we are catching on! Manana is just fine for most things. Less stress, more walking, eating fresh foods straight from the local market, wonderful fresh air, and Oceanfront living have all factored in for an improved lifestyle…..yes, life is good! It’s all good!!
We Wish All of You Happy Holidays and a Very Prosperous New Year!
Email us at info@EcuadorPropertyConsultants.com . You can book an appointment to talk directly with us one on one, or call toll free from the US 804-858-4289. Within Ecuador Contact Dave at 098-285-6951 or Miriam at 098-289-6208.
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