Living in Ecuador
Miriam and I have been on an adventure living in Ecuador and we’re excited to share our story. Hopefully you’ll find what we have to share informative and helpful and in the process make your decision on moving here easier.
Our promise to you: We promise to be as truthful and straightforward as we possibly can in sharing our experiences. We’ll give you the Clint Eastwood version…The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.
Ugly you ask? Yes, there are some ugly aspects of living here just as there are anywhere on this planet. Don’t get me wrong, living in Ecuador is awesome but we won’t ask you to look through rose colored glasses and overlook some of the challenges here.
Living in Ecuador
So, how the heck did we end up living in Ecuador? Well, Miriam and I are relative newlyweds who will soon celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary together and our goal was to retire oversees, somewhere, somehow. I come from a background of Real Estate, Sales Management and being a business owner. Miriam has a background in Sales, Interior Design, and has also owned several small businesses as well. Together we owned and operated a very successful home improvement company in Charlotte, NC. I say successful, but that was before the crash of ’08. More on that later.
Escape To Ecuador
When we closed our business in ’08, Miriam went back to work for a year and I retired at 61. I don’t think I could have gotten a job if I wanted to because of the economy. Instead, my job was to research the possibilities of living abroad. I did a lot of research, talked to a lot of people, and we vacationed in a lot of the places we were considering. Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rico and Ecuador were all possibilities. Ecuador kept coming up on the top of the list every time so we decided to bite the bullet and take the plunge. We arrived in Ecuador on January 4th, 2011 and haven’t looked back!
Stay tuned for more…We’ll continue to post and hopefully we’ll help you feel good about your move to Ecuador & steps you need to take to make living in Ecuador a reality (even if your relatives think you are crazy!).
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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