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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

A Spontaneous Look At Puerto Cayo Recently on November 29, 2015 while driving to Puerto Cayo to get gas at the local gas station, I looked over on the seat in the vehicle and realized I had my phone with me.  Immediately a thought came to my head ” What a great opportunity to take some spontaneous footage of Puerto Cayo!” So on came my video on my iPhone, and promptly placed it near my steering wheel while navigating to the gas station. The video begins on the outskirts of…

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Gringo Prices In Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

Puerto Cayo, Ecuador I am going to share with you all a post from a resident in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. As you read the well written and honest thoughts of a local “gringo resident” keep in mind that this is a phenomenon not just in Puerto Cayo but throughout Ecuador. The truth is “gringo gouging” is common in many countries around the world. Particularly when no prices are established and “haggling” for a price is necessary. Please enjoy the post. Saludos,Dave 🙂 An important message from a friend in Puerto…

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Report on the Puerto Cayo area in Ecuador

Life has gripped me on the coast of Ecuador. Lately it is seemingly more and more difficult to spread the concept of time around. After moving to Ecuador just over 2 years ago now, I am finding it not so easy to relax and take a more “manana” attitude. The very reason for moving to the coast in the first place. The two main priorities we had was: Not be so stressed and work less Escape the cold Canadian winters Only #2 has been achieved thus far. I am finding…

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Final thoughts on the rental home construction

After nearly 7 months of construction and disruptions what are my final thoughts? Would I do it again? What would I change? So many questions could circle around in one’s head. Basically when it comes to building a home in Ecuador, one word stands out in my mind. That word is ‘patience!’In Ecuador, if you plan on retiring in ecuador while building a home or even just a vacation property, you need to understand that things are not always going to be quick, on budget or on time. It is…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Weeks 23-26

Work Weeks- 23-26 September 2-27, 2013 If you missed week 21 and 22 here it is.The next several work weeks were concentrated on getting the windows installed and entrance french doors. Another crew of workers continued to work on the driveway and walkways. There is a pattern of cut out left over ceramic tiles that will be placed into the driveway and perimeter of the walkways. The final touches are coming together. Working on pouring the concrete for the walkway and driveway. Pouring concrete for the walkways The first phase…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 21-22

Work Week 21-22 August 19-23 and August 26-30 If you missed the previous week of Week 17-20, get it hereThe two weeks of construction of this period mainly concentrated on the efforts of getting the landscaping started. The concrete wall was starting to take shape as well as the raised concrete flower beds. The yard is going to have a concrete driveway with a finish of a granular pebble look, lined with accented tiles as well as a poured concrete sidewalks joining the two houses.The electrician was also around for…

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