Expansion complete: the surprising difference between a 6 and 23 room hotel

Often, the first business most of us expats think of putting in our new country is a guesthouse. It´s not a bad idea cause you really don´t need any formal education on the subject to do it. It wasn´t my plan either, I just kind of fell into it. First in Guayaquil, partnering with a … Continue reading Expansion complete: the surprising difference between a 6 and 23 room hotel

The difference between car insurance quotes in Ecuador vs the US

Yesterday, I hired private car insurance for the first time since i moved to Ecuador. It’s true that most Ecuadorians just go with the state mandated liability insurance that covers damages to third parties (previously known as SOAT) that costs about $45/year. But that still doesn’t cover YOUR car in the case of an accident … Continue reading The difference between car insurance quotes in Ecuador vs the US

Expected returns in Ecuador, and how Ecuadorians double them

A lot of people don’t know this about me… but I actually have an Ecuadorian mentor. He’s born and raised Ecuadorian, from Guayaquil, self-made, about 50, and currently owns a hotel in Salinas, a rent a car company in Guayaquil, and a few other smaller hotels in Guayaquil. I actually partnered with him when I … Continue reading Expected returns in Ecuador, and how Ecuadorians double them

Getting Internet (data in your phone) anytime anywhere in Ecuador – Not always as easy as you think

I know, I know, I get it. Staying connected to the Internet is more important than water, electricity for you. We´ve reached that point in our society. Problem is, in Ecuador, the Internet connection is not so good, especially in the small towns.  Even hotels that advertise they have WIFI, often will be having network … Continue reading Getting Internet (data in your phone) anytime anywhere in Ecuador – Not always as easy as you think