Lesson 3 of 15: The Little Words, Possessives – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 3 of 15: The Little Words, Possessives – Spanish in 30 min a Day

16 August 2012

After yesterday, you should have a good grip on both the alphabet and numbers in Spanish. That’s the base. So if you don’t got it, go back and review before continuing with today’s lesson. Today we’re going to cover all those pesky “little” words that we see in practically ALL sentences in Spanish. And taking […]

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Lesson 2 of 15: Alphabet in Spanish – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 2 of 15: Alphabet in Spanish – Spanish in 30 min a Day

15 August 2012

Today in lesson 2 we’ll learn the pronunciations of the alphabet in Spanish. To continue reading and to go onto the next lesson please fill in your email below: First Name * Email * = Required Field Follow @dombuonamici

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Lesson 1 of 15: Numbers in Spanish – Spanish in 30 min a Day

Lesson 1 of 15: Numbers in Spanish – Spanish in 30 min a Day

14 August 2012

I love Spanish. Actually, i love speaking another language, and Spanish is one of the most useful second languages you can learn, it’s true when people say it’s almost like having a “super power”. Over these next few days, on this site we’re going to study a few of the key aspects of Spanish for […]

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Holiday Weekend “Feriado” Great for Tourism Industry

Holiday Weekend “Feriado” Great for Tourism Industry

14 August 2012

As reported this week by the El Comercio Newspaper, this past weekend 25-30,000 tourists dispersed themselves around Ecuador, completely filling areas like Atacames on the north coast, Imbabura (the area north of Quito), and Cuenca in the south. One area that didn’t do so well is the Salinas or southern coastal area, however most attribute […]

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Internet Connection 31.4% in Ecuador

Internet Connection 31.4% in Ecuador

13 August 2012

31.4% of the 14.3 million people in Ecuador have affirmed that they have used the internet over the last 30 days, a 5.7 point increase over the figure compared to 2008, according to MINTEL. Among people aged 5-15 years old the usage is 38%, among 16-24 year olds 59.4%, and among 25-34 year olds 39.6%. […]

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Latacunga, a hidden gem tucked deep the Andes

Latacunga, a hidden gem tucked deep the Andes

12 August 2012

The main plaza in Latacunga, Ecuador. “Snow on the Equator?” I thought scratching my head. Wow, ok, there it is. Referring to the massive, snow-capped mountain that resembled the Matterhorn that stood before me. A true “Matterhorn” in Ecuador. But this one is named “Cotopaxi”. At 19,300 ft it’s one of the tallest active volcanos […]

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$33k, Ambato 3 Bedr House

$33k, Ambato 3 Bedr House

12 August 2012

$33k, Ambato 3 Bedr House , in Valle hermoso, Call 084893979 for more To be the first to know of other properties like this, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at ANY time): First Name * Email * = Required Field […]

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Houses, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Quito, Under $50k

$1/m2 Yunguilla 27 Hectare Lot

$1/m2 Yunguilla 27 Hectare Lot

10 August 2012

$1/m2 Yunguilla 27 Hectare Lot call 084547791 for more. To be the first to know of other properties like this, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at ANY time): First Name * Email * = Required Field Follow @dombuonamici

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Cuenca Area, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Over $150k, Vacant land for sale

$16k, Manta Furnished Apartment

$16k, Manta Furnished Apartment

08 August 2012

$16k, Manta Furnished Apartment for sale, 51m2, 4th floor, sector Aeropuerto, call 099728612 for more. To be the first to know of other properties like this, as soon as they hit the market, please sign up for my weekly, Ecuador Insider’s Newsletter below (You can unsubscribe at ANY time): First Name * Email * = […]

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Posted in Apartments/Condos, Beach properties, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Manta Area, Under $50k

Free 10 Day Spanish Course for Beginners

Free 10 Day Spanish Course for Beginners

07 August 2012

Learn Spanish by Email…FREE! Learn to speak Spanish, get around, property hunt and more in just 10 days.  1 email a day, 30 minutes of study, speak Spanish… First Name * Email * = Required Field Follow @dombuonamici

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8 Essential Ecuadorean Real Estate Spanish Phrases

8 Essential Ecuadorean Real Estate Spanish Phrases

06 August 2012

No doubt it. If you speak a few words of Spanish, it could be a lot easier to find a decent property buy in Ecuador. Most locals have about as much grasp of English as we do of Spanish (that is, very little). Here’s what you need to know before you look for property: “Cuánto […]

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$60,000 neg, San Clemente, Beachfront house

$60,000 neg, San Clemente, Beachfront house

05 August 2012

$60,000 neg, San Clemente, Beachfront house on large lot for sale 505m2 (5435 ft2) beachfront land, 300m2 (3229 ft2) of construction of house.  My take: Can´t go wrong with buying beachfront and this is a nice sized lot right on the beach with a house at an undervalued price. For more on this property and […]

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Posted in $50-150k, Bahia-Canoa Area, Beach properties, Houses, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type

$7,000. Punta Blanca Lot for sale near the beach

$7,000. Punta Blanca Lot for sale near the beach

04 August 2012

-$7,000. Punta Blanca Lot for sale near the beach 250m2 (2690 ft2), near the beach. My take: This lot near the beach in a posh area of the southern coast would be ideal for someone looking to buy and build in a dryer area with little humidity and fewer mosquitos. But you’d still need a […]

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Posted in Beach properties, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Salinas Area, Under $50k, Vacant land for sale

5 Keys to the Eco-Lodge Business in Ecuador

5 Keys to the Eco-Lodge Business in Ecuador

02 August 2012

“How do they do it?” My friend, a travel agent in Cuenca, asked in Spanish. “What do you mean?” I said. “How do foreigners come to Ecuador and make money from the mountainside?” She continued. She was referring to how some foreigners come to Ecuador and buy a large lot in the middle of literally […]

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Dom’s Guide to Manta, Ecuador

Dom’s Guide to Manta, Ecuador

29 July 2012

Where to stay in Manta? Hotel Leo: This hotel is my pick for budget travelers, right in the center of town and across from the bus terminal.  Clean, safe, simple rooms with TV and fan await you starting around $12 per person. Hotel Costa del Sol: Is my pick for those who’d like a mid-range […]

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Dom’s Guide to Crucita, Ecuador

Dom’s Guide to Crucita, Ecuador

28 July 2012

Where to stay in Crucita? -For a clean, safe, Spartan, budget option right on the boardwalk I recommend the Marlin Hostal, $15 per person. Where to eat in Crucita? -If seafood is your thing, look no further than Las Gaviotas Restaurant right at the far end of the boardwalk near the mountain in Crucita. Most […]

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Dom’s Guide to San Jacinto, Ecuador

Dom’s Guide to San Jacinto, Ecuador

27 July 2012

Where to stay in San Jacinto? -For a clean, safe, Spartan, budget option right on the boardwalk I recommend the Marco’s Hostal in the town center, with prices starting around $10 per person. What to do in San Jacinto? -Chat up one of the local fishermen and get them to allow you to tag along […]

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$14,800, Lot for sale in Tarqui, near Cuenca

$14,800, Lot for sale in Tarqui, near Cuenca

26 July 2012

$14,800, 3,800m2 Lot for sale in Tarqui, near Cuenca, has road access, great for a small hacienda or to build a farm home. For more on this property and to be notified of similar properties for sale as soon as they hit the market, sign up for my Weekly Ecuador Insider´s Newsletter, you can unsubscribe […]

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Posted in Andes Mountain Properties, Cuenca Area, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Under $50k, Vacant land for sale

Dom’s Guide to San Clemente, Ecuador

Dom’s Guide to San Clemente, Ecuador

26 July 2012

Where to stay in San Clemente? -For a clean, safe, Spartan, budget option right on the boardwalk I recommend the Mya’s Hostal in the town center, with prices starting around $10 per person. What to do in San Clemente? -Chat up one of the local fishermen and get them to allow you to tag along […]

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$9,500. Villa for sale near beach, Playas

$9,500. Villa for sale near beach, Playas

25 July 2012

$9,500. Playas. 3 bedroom villa for sale 10 minutes walking to the beach in the ciudadela (neighborhood) of 25 de Julio.  375m2. For more on this property and to be notified of similar properties for sale as soon as they hit the market, sign up for my Weekly Ecuador Insider´s Newsletter, you can unsubscribe at […]

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Posted in Beach properties, Houses, Listings by Area, Listings by Price, Listings by Type, Playas Area, Under $50k

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