“F–k me,” I thought as I saw the envelope as the delivery man gave it to me here in Quito, Ecuador. In big letters on the front I read “I.R.S.” Opening it didn’t offer any consolation as I read that just for the year 2015 they said I owed them $44,000! Ouch. How did they find … Continue reading What happens when the IRS hunts you down in Ecuador, like they just did me
“Stay at this hotel in the center of Ibarra (Ecuador),” my friend said. We were both planning on going to an event together. I have never faced such an issue in any of the Liverpool Hotels or Moscow Airbnb, I have stayed during my various vacation trips. So I booked there. And sure enough he … Continue reading You know you’re in a budget hotel in Ecuador when…
This coming Sunday February 4 Ecuadorians (and legal residents who have registered to vote) will head back to the polls for a referendum ordered by the current sitting president Lenin Moreno. Ecuadorians will answer 7 questions aimed basically at overturning much of what the previous President Correa did in office. The main question that will … Continue reading Ecuador heads back to the polls, will it cause real estate to jump?
Many of us expats often prefer one way tickets. Ecuador doesn’t care if you come on a one way so if worried about it I´d just check with the airline before buying to see if they will let you board with a one way. But I noticed something interesting when I was looking for myself … Continue reading The surprising 10 cheapest one way flights to Ecuador from North America in 2018
It never ceases to amaze me how quick people give up and give in and move back to their home country on the first little bit of turmoil they face. Me. I’m on the Cortez plan. Burn the boat, never go back (to live).That’s the only way to move abroad in my opinion or it’s … Continue reading 5 reasons why I’m glad I don’t live in the US anymore