The Only Place in Ecuador High-rollers Want to Be…

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This week I’m checking in from a land of snow-white beaches, turqouise water, and palm trees draped out over the ocean, its the ONLY place in Ecuador like it, and the ONLY place true high-rollers want to be, you haven’t heard it mentioned ANYWHERE as a retirement destination though…until this Sunday on my weekly Ecuador Insider’s newsletter, sign up below to be sure you get this week’s issue!(you can unsubscribe at ANY time):

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Restaurant Review: Magnolia Cafe (in Cuenca)

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The freshly-baked cinnamon rolls at Magnolia Cafe in Cuenca.

Recently I had the fortune to dine at the recently-inaugurated Magnolia Cafe in Cuenca…

The good:

The desserts are exquisite, the apple pie and the cheesecake are some of, if not the best I’ve had in Ecuador. All the bread used in the cafe is baked in-house, and has a wide variety. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly owner and WIFI is available. The prices are not too low and not too high, reasonable.

The bad:

You have to walk down a lot of stairs from the old town in Cuenca to get there, and then back up again. Other than that, the food is great and I do recommend a visit.

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The cheesecake.

Magnolia Cafe
Address in Cuenca…
Ave 3 Noviembre 1.48 y Plaza del Otorongo
email: magnoliacaffe AT yahoo.com

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3 Minuses and pluses to living in Ecuador

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Like everything, there are positives and negatives to life in Ecuador.

3 Positives:

1. The food. The food is natural, cheap and delicious… especially if you like seafood!

2. The mild weather. Although being on the Equator, Ecuador has a very mild 75-79 degree coastal climate, at night you will even have to use blankets. Which is refreshing if you have ever lived in a place like the Dominican Republic where the heat and humidity are almost suffocating.

3. The welcoming people. Thankfully, foreigners still have a good rep among locals in Ecuador and we are treated quite kindly compared to other destinations like Rio, Brazil where I found a bit of negativity towards foreigners, particularly foreign men, due to the thriving sex tourism industry.

Negatives:

1. Bureaucracy. Any type of legal or commercial process often takes an extraordinarily long process to complete, it’s the new government’s way of employing more people I guess.

2. High prices on many items. Due to the high import tariffs on many items, brand name clothes, technology and shoes are all quite expensive, often double that you’d pay in the States.

3. Traffic in the big cities. Due to poor city planning, traffic is a big issue in the big cities like Quito and Guayaquil, where during rush hour you’ll often find yourself at a stand still, anywhere in the city!

There you have it, a short list of some of the biggest pluses and minuses that came to mind first… All in all, I love Ecuador.

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SOLD! $120k, 3 bedr Condo with balcony and ocean breeze, Salinas

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SOLD!

Beautiful direct beach access 3 bedr 2 bath apartment for sale in Salinas
Balcony for taking in the sea breeze
Kitchen, dining room, laundry room, building has pool, sold without furniture.

For more info about this property please contact:
Bienes Raices Ocean Salinas
Ecuador Cell: 593+ 99675090 – 99641949 – 97320632
Write seller below:
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SOLD! $70k Oceanview San Lorenzo, Salinas 3 Bedr Condo

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SOLD!

Beautiful condo with oceanview right on the beach in Salinas, 70m2
3 bedroom
Dining room, kitchen, living room, AC
Building has pool, jacuzzi, sauna bath, steam room, 1 parking spot

For more info about this property please contact:
Bienes Raices Ocean Salinas
Ecuador Cell: 593+ 99675090 – 99641949 – 97320632
Write seller below:
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