1. Exciting! You will want to read South of Normal, by my friend, Norm Schriever. He lived in Costa Rica, not Ecuador, but some of his cultural observations may be relevant. Plus it’s a hilarious look at ex pat life.

  2. Hi Laura Lee:
    I just found your website and read this post. I think many of us who are in midlife are thinking about where to live and how to make the most of our remaining lives. I like to call this process “right-sizing” and believe we can start at any age. Right-sizing is focusing in on what’s most important and will bring the greatest happiness, purpose and piece of mind. I know lots of people who are moving to other countries as one way to right-size, but I also know that it’s possible to do the same here in our own country once we identify what it is we hope to experience. Check out this website for anyone who’s interested in “right-sizing” here in the US! I look forward to following your blog post and seeing if Ecuador turns out to be “right” for you!

  3. Kathy:
    I understand what you are saying, but from where I stand the cost of everything in the U.S. is driving thousands out, especially health care, and I see no reason why they will not continue to be astronomical compared to every other country in the world.
    Health expenditures are presently 20% of GDP now in the US, second highest in the WORLD! Most can only afford to live here as long as their health is good…. LLC

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