The Cost of Living In Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

It is important to do your research about the actual cost of living where you are planning to live. A critical point to keep in mind is that many articles that offer comparisons are often based on generalities and they do not give a lot of detail about what is being compared. For example, when you see housing costs listed …

Reasons People Become Expats in Ecuador and Elsewhere

There are many reasons why people move out of their home countries and become expats.  InterNations , an online organization for Expats conducted a survey to learn more about the reasons that people become expats and how they rated their lives as expats.  The categories that they identified were: for career reasons, to attend school because  a spouse moved overseas for …

Healthcare and Health Insurance in Ecuador – A Brief Summary

People thinking of retiring in Ecuador have concerns about medical care and questions about health insurance.  You can also find a description on our website of one expat’s experience with the healthcare system in Bahia de Caraquez by clicking here.  What a retired nurse says about healthcare in Bahia. You can find a great summary of how the healthcare system …

Where to Find Vegetarian Juices and Food In Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

“Preparing healthy vegetarian food is like being close to the Divine, it is a way of life.” Meet Monica and Guillermo of Alpha and Omega Jugos Terapia a food kiosk at the Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Mercado y Patio de Comidas Municipal. Monica and Guillermo don’t speak English, but their delicious and healthy juices and foods speak for them in …

Amy DuBoff’s Blog – New Science Fiction Book in the Cadicle Series

Book Three:  The Bonds of Resolve A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family—focusing only on his official assignments. However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a …