Have you ever thought about becoming an expat?
We have, quite a bit and just moved to Ecuador (2019).
People are always curious why?
We might just share the same hopes and dreams.
Expat life is now.
Start here, jump around or take a slow journey down.
Why expat life? Our reasons.....
I blame the Girl Scouts.
Camping, exploring and Hobo stew.
It was the stew.
For anyone that has experienced Hobo stew,
you take a chance in eating it, it's always good ( we were always starved)
and it was always different.
There lies the seed.
We started traveling abroad. Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Portugal-
(not the whole list)
Some areas we just wanted to experience, others, we considered moving to.
For us, the location had to include plenty of outdoor activities,
preferably without snow.
We loved Colorado, but snow was not in our future.
We found Ecuador and expat life began.
Here Are A Few More Reasons
Can we make it happen? Others have, so bring it on!
It seemed daunting.
It was daunting and work!
Then I read where there was over 6,000 expats just in Cuenca Ecuador and I thought...
Hell, let's join the party!
More on how we got here on a future post.
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To sell or not to sell, that is the question!
Last bit of furniture ( that the neighbor acquired ) before we left.
This is a big decision for many people moving abroad.
With the exception of my bike, computers, our pug and clothes,
we decided to sell everything including our cars and two homes.
Above is our rental home and the last few days planning our escape.
Don't get me wrong, we loved our "stuff" and toys.
For us, it wasn't about the material items, it was about the adventure....the next step.
We don't regret our decision.
Why we decided on Cuenca, Ecuador
It's kind of like a favorite vacation spot.
The smile that appears when you arrive, lingers and then you don't want to leave.
You feel alive, welcome and safe.
Here Are A Few More Reasons
Two of our new favorite produce items! Above is Pitahaya (or Dragon fruit). Luscious is how I describe it! On the right, Romanesco. Lovely in salads. It's flavor is similar to Cauliflower.
Our first impression living in Ecuador
Hey, if you want to check out our first impressions after traveling to Ecuador AND the first few months living in Ecuador, just click here :
These tips may help if you heading here on vacation OR planning to move to Ecuador- good choice 🙂
Are we retired? Nope!
When we first got married (in our twenties), we talked about working our "butts off", then retire early (in our fifties).
Stay healthy, what could go wrong with this plan?
I won't bore you with the details, but we are still working.
So, next plan was how to travel and work.
As a real estate appraiser, this was not going to work, so here I am as a travel blogger
Jonathan was able to work online with some trips back to the USA.
What's next for us and you?
More details on the cost of living, weather, activities, festivals and travel outside Cuenca.
Oh, yeah and how the heck you get your Visa's!
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