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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by gsjackson » May 20th, 2015, 6:13 am

I checked it out in 2011. Wouldn't want to live there.

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by drealm » May 20th, 2015, 6:18 am

gsjackson wrote:I checked it out in 2011. Wouldn't want to live there.


Why not? Also did you post a trip report?

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by chibolo » May 20th, 2015, 1:18 pm

There are lots of American expats living in Ecuador (mostly in Cuenca I believe). It was declared the top expat destination in the world last year (based on a survey of expats) so apparently a lot of people like living there.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11135242/Ecuador-is-the-best-place-to-be-an-expat.html

I went to Ecuador in 2008 (Guayaquil and Salinas) and I liked it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_C5aXNoCA[/youtube]

It is similar to Peru (where I lived for a couple of years). Differences with Peru that I noticed were: better roads, more black and mulato/zambo people, lower cost of living. Food is better in Peru IMHO (I know some people here disagree with this :)).

As for women, most Ecuatorianas are mestizas or amerindian. In Guayaquil you also see quite a few black and mulata/zamba women. There are white people too, but I didn't see many, except in the club I visited (where I saw LOTS of extremely hot women btw). I got stared at a lot in the clubs and in the streets, but I never tried to pick up women (was with my Peruvian girlfriend).

Downside to Ecuador is that it has a very high robbery rate (like Peru).
http://www.lahora.com.ec/index.php/noticias/show/1101591579/-1/Ecuador_es_el_país_con_más_#.VVx66UiBVng (link in Spanish)

A lot of people also don't trust the president (Rafael Correa) because he used to be a friend of Venezuela's Chavez. He is very popular in Ecuador though.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/rafael-correa-ecuador-elections

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by gsjackson » May 20th, 2015, 4:29 pm

drealm wrote:
gsjackson wrote:I checked it out in 2011. Wouldn't want to live there.


Why not? Also did you post a trip report?


Unattractive women (though they did make me feel like a tall guy). Vast majority of them seemed to be indigenous. Lot of typical Latin American seediness, and accompanying concern about being robbed. Lack of facilities that interest me; e.g., in Cuenca, a city of about 450K people, there were a total of nine golf holes, and three substandard gyms. Almost no access to books and magazines in English. Hard to get by in English -- I tried to order something at Burger King, and just couldn't make myself understood. Scam artists everywhere, at least in Quito.

No report.

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by chibolo » May 20th, 2015, 4:43 pm

gsjackson wrote:Unattractive women (though they did make me feel like a tall guy). Vast majority of them seemed to be indigenous.


Depends on what you like I guess. If (like most guys here it seems) you ONLY like white women then, no Ecuador won't be a good place to look. Personally I also like mestiza women so I did see plenty of girls I liked there. And like I said if you go to upscale discos you will also see lots of hot women with more European blood.

Lot of typical Latin American seediness, and accompanying concern about being robbed.


Yeah, that is a concern in most Latin American countries unfortunately.

Hard to get by in English -- I tried to order something at Burger King, and just couldn't make myself understood.


Obviously, If you want to live in South America you NEED to learn Spanish.

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » May 20th, 2015, 5:07 pm

chibolo wrote:There are lots of American expats living in Ecuador (mostly in Cuenca I believe). It was declared the top expat destination in the world last year (based on a survey of expats) so apparently a lot of people like living there.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11135242/Ecuador-is-the-best-place-to-be-an-expat.html

I went to Ecuador in 2008 (Guayaquil and Salinas) and I liked it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea_C5aXNoCA[/youtube]

It is similar to Peru (where I lived for a couple of years). Differences with Peru that I noticed were: better roads, more black and mulato/zambo people, lower cost of living. Food is better in Peru IMHO (I know some people here disagree with this :)).

As for women, most Ecuatorianas are mestizas or amerindian. In Guayaquil you also see quite a few black and mulata/zamba women. There are white people too, but I didn't see many, except in the club I visited (where I saw LOTS of extremely hot women btw). I got stared at a lot in the clubs and in the streets, but I never tried to pick up women (was with my Peruvian girlfriend).

Downside to Ecuador is that it has a very high robbery rate (like Peru).
http://www.lahora.com.ec/index.php/noticias/show/1101591579/-1/Ecuador_es_el_país_con_más_#.VVx66UiBVng (link in Spanish)

A lot of people also don't trust the president (Rafael Correa) because he used to be a friend of Venezuela's Chavez. He is very popular in Ecuador though.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/rafael-correa-ecuador-elections


...and that's why I always have fun in Guayaquil and Duran: a lot of Black and Zamba female freaks there. I get both pro and non-pro arse there. I smashed 7 women in 9 days last month there.
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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » May 20th, 2015, 5:12 pm

gsjackson wrote:
drealm wrote:
gsjackson wrote:I checked it out in 2011. Wouldn't want to live there.


Why not? Also did you post a trip report?


Unattractive women (though they did make me feel like a tall guy). Vast majority of them seemed to be indigenous. Lot of typical Latin American seediness, and accompanying concern about being robbed. Lack of facilities that interest me; e.g., in Cuenca, a city of about 450K people, there were a total of nine golf holes, and three substandard gyms. Almost no access to books and magazines in English. Hard to get by in English -- I tried to order something at Burger King, and just couldn't make myself understood. Scam artists everywhere, at least in Quito.

No report.


All the times I've stated about how compulsory Spanish is in South America (even the borders that are shared with Brasil, Brasilians speak both idioms that live near those borders.), and veterans on this board don't listen to me. "Amazing" isn't it? G.S. Jackson, dude. I thought you knew better than that. You're a vet. I sided with you; you have sided with me. That statement leaves me baffled ----> "Hard to get by in English".
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Re: Ecuador Residency Visas

Post by xiongmao » May 20th, 2015, 6:54 pm

I've met some Ecuadorian women here in Spain. They are nice and a bit chubby in the right places but they don't age as gracefully as Asian women. Also they have a fairly big sense of entitlement.

A MAJOR DOWNSIDE: Read trip reports from there on TEFL blogs and you'll poo your pants. Street robberies are a part of daily life, and we HA geek types will likely be mugged there 2-3 times a week.A robbery goes wrong there and you'll lose a lot more than $10. It's just not worth the risk of going there.
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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by Jester » May 21st, 2015, 8:06 am

E Irizarry R&B Singer wrote:
G.S. Jackson, dude. I thought you knew better than that. You're a vet. I sided with you; you have sided with me. That statement leaves me baffled ----> "Hard to get by in English".



Ditto!!
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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by Jester » May 21st, 2015, 8:10 am

gsjackson wrote:
drealm wrote:
gsjackson wrote:I checked it out in 2011. Wouldn't want to live there.


Why not? Also did you post a trip report?


Unattractive women (though they did make me feel like a tall guy). Vast majority of them seemed to be indigenous. Lot of typical Latin American seediness, and accompanying concern about being robbed. Lack of facilities that interest me; e.g., in Cuenca, a city of about 450K people, there were a total of nine golf holes, and three substandard gyms. Almost no access to books and magazines in English. Hard to get by in English -- I tried to order something at Burger King, and just couldn't make myself understood. Scam artists everywhere, at least in Quito.

No report.


Next time, maybe try Loja, down in the south, near Peru:


http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/2013/04/23/consider-retirement-in-little-known-loja-ecuador

http://www.internationalman.com/im-forum/viewthread/6/P75

Andy Graham of HoboTraveler interviews cutie from Loja
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e38lh9Yn7oc
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e38lh9Yn7oc[/youtube]
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Re: Ecuador Residency Visas

Post by Jester » May 21st, 2015, 8:13 am

Ghost wrote:http://internationalliving.com/countries/ecuador/visa/ - Seems like Ecuador is a great place one can get residence for relatively little cost. (Note: only residence, not citizenship.) The country offers six kinds of residence visas.

http://www.gringosabroad.com/ecuador-visa-permanent-resident/
The Investor Visa 9-II looks like the easiest one to get. One can invest in property or CDs/government bonds, The minimum investment amount is 25K. That's doable.



???????????????????
How is that "do-able? Hunh?
:roll:
When your Czecho-Bohunkian ancestors came in through Ellis Island, did they flash that kind of cash????

lets go back and re-read that book of yours again OK?

25 freakin thou

Why would I even be READING HA?

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Re: Ecuador Visas

Post by chibolo » May 21st, 2015, 12:38 pm

Jester wrote:
Andy Graham of HoboTraveler interviews cutie from Loja
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e38lh9Yn7oc
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e38lh9Yn7oc[/youtube]


LOl! This guy's Spanish sucks :D .The girl is pretty cute though. :)

Some more cute girls from Ecuador :wink:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmRyiybGXuc[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuNL_9r_FPs[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE5GQfXk0LQ[/youtube]

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