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Pro-Ecuador Newsletter: Cruising the Coast to Crucita
April 29, 2012

Pro-Ecuador Newsletter April 29, 2012

Pro-Ecuador Newsletter: Cruising the Ecuador Coast, Part I, a Visit to Crucita                             

April 28, 2012

Sardines and Serenity: Crucita is a small fishing village near Manta where age-old traditions are still honored. We observed first-hand how fisherman have preserved their way of life.

A pioneering, community-minded family of expats from Australia is helping these fishermen create a co-op that will improve their lives and their ways of doing business.

Crucita Beach-Front Rental: A contemporary two-story house right on the beach is available at a surprisingly reasonable price. Best of all, the hospitable owners will make your stay a special one. Champagne living on a beer budget!

A View From the Roof: gained over 1000 new readers during March and April. Just for them, Gary presents an overview of Ecuador changes and Pro-Ecuador philosophy. How will the Ecuador cost of living and inflation affect your decision to move?

It's Time to Move When . . . Among the many changes in our lives has been a move from our penthouse apartment of five years to a house on the edge of Cotacachi.

Gary may have to change the name of his column. View From the Second Story Window? View From the Vegetable Garden?

Ecuador Envoy: Angelina Jolie visited Colombian refugee families in Ecuador in her newly-appointed role as special envoy for UNHCR, the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees. One stop was in the village of Barranca Bermeja on the Ecuador/Colombia border.

She may have recently become engaged to a hot movie star, but I'll bet the jungles of Ecuador were even hotter.

Prostitution in Ecuador: The sex trade in Ecuador is receiving a boost from the influx of Colombian women and girls seeking refuge in Ecuador. They come to escape the violence in their country only to fall victim to sexual exploitation. Prostitution is the only viable way they know to make a living because they are not able to legally work in Ecuador.

Fuya Fuya, Mushullacta, Sigsig: I'll bet you didn't know that Ecuador had so many odd names for its towns and volcanos. Linda has found a unique use for them in the form of a magic mantra.

Cotacachi Real Estate: Impeccibly furnished double penthouse condo in Primavera II. This unique luxury condo covers the entire fourth floor. Two glass rooms can be used for a guest room, office or media room.

Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: 2 tours--1 low price! $299 per person is the value-packed price of our 3-day real estate tour plus our intensive "Introduction to Ecuador Workshop."

Our real estate tours are full of insider information. They are an interactive, fun way to learn about life in Ecuador. You’ll see the best current real estate listings and also learn the real estate buying process so you can invest wisely.

If you are even thinking about moving to Ecuador, this is one of the best ways to gather the information you need to make that decision.

2012 Real Estate Tour dates:
June 21, 22, 23
July 26, 27, 28
August 23, 24, 25
September 20, 21, 22

Watch for our next newsletter for more on cruising the coast to Bahia de Caraquez and Jama. See how expats are creating a wonderful, fulfilling life in these communities.

Today, we're off to Vilcabamba and Cuenca. Lots more to come!

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