It’s Hard to Keep Up!

It’s Hard to Keep Up!

Explore the #1 Retirement City with our new updated Kindle Book

Ecuador, along with many places, is changing at an accelerating rate.

Changes in political winds, economic activities and cultural norms are storming in faster than the influx of new residents.

Cuenca has a new mayor, changing regulations, new electric tram under construction, and many improved roads and bicycle lanes. Restaurants, special art and entertainment venues are springing up constantly.

Thriving in Ecuador - Your expat guide to Cuenca, Ecuador

So…let’s update our Ebook, Thriving in Ecuador.

We just completed our annual update including several new items and making numerous revisions. We now have over 40 chapters and 100+ pages in Kindle format on Amazon.

If ya want a copy by email, just click here.

Blog Summary

                                        Summary of Two Years in Blog

Newcomers and potential Cuenanos are frequently asking questions that are covered in our blog. So here is a summary of some topics covered:

              1. Cultural Adjustments for Living in Cuenca
              2. Real Estate: Rent vs Purchase
              3. Legal and Cedula
              4. Cargo
              5. Travel in Ecuador
              6. Household Budget
              7. International Taxation for US Expats
              8. Ecuador Taxation
              9. Spanish
             10. Medical Tourism
             11. Health Insurance
             12. Guayaquil
             13. Banos de Agua Santa
             14. Cotacachi
             15. Villacamba

 The complete Table of Contents may be seen by scrolling down our blog. Look on the right side.
Always check with multiple sources. Remember requirements are constantly changing!

      Come and find yourself in Ecuador    Enjoy your dreams!

                     Rejoicing in Cuenca,

                              Gary & Sue Gaither

Thriving in Ecuador – Now Published!

On Friday, we posted the opportunity to purchase our e-book:  Thriving in Ecuador:  Visiting and Living in Cuenca (©2012).   We had hoped to have it out on Kindle with Amazon, BUT ran into problems with formatting. 

So…in order to make it available, we have published it now as PDF format.  This means one can purchase it through PayPal and it will be downloaded by email as a PDF version onto a laptop or PC.

We are still working on this “Kindle thing” and hope to have our glitch resolved soon.  If you would like to purchase the e-book now, as a PDF copy through PayPal, BUT would rather have the Kindle version later, we would be happy to refund the cost of purchasing it in the Kindle version when that time comes.  We can refund it through PayPal.

The advantage of the PDF version is that it offers the colors we have used when writing our book.  And by the way, if anyone out there would like to help us with the formatting for Kindle, we would genuinely welcome and appreciate your help.

We believe a $3.00 investment in Thriving in Ecuador will reward you many times over.  We would truly appreciate your feedback.  Revisions can be made prior to publishing on Kindle.

We received our first comment on the book from an expat now living in Ecuador:

“Your e-book is wonderful and I think very useful to incoming expats.  I especially liked your sections on visas, immigration, legal systems, etc.  I think if it was more information it would have tended towards the boring so you were able to capture a difficult subject and give people adequate ‘warning’ without beating a dead horse. 

I think it will be a popular read for those considering Cuenca or Ecuador in general, as a retirement solution.  Congratulations on a great piece.”

Gary & Sue

Thriving in Ecuador – Our Unique Perspective

Thriving in Ecuador, coming out next week has a “Table of Thoughts” to locate what information you need or desire to read.  It includes 1) the financial and business perspectives of a former CPA, and the insights as a former Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper; 2) our personal experiences over a year; 3) and, includes specific advice on real estate, cargo, medical care, insurance, legal issues and taxes.

Our e-book was inspired by our 2008 and 2009 trips to Uruguay and meetings with the author of Living in Uruguay.  David shared with us that many of his readers encouraged him to turn his blogs into a book.  We referred to the book he gave us, when organizing our thoughts.  Traveling to Uruguay?  Google his book.

Books from different perspectives and experiences add insights and motivation to travelers.  And yes, we feel there will soon be additional books which may be useful also!

Gary & Sue Gaither

“Thriving in Ecuador” ebook

                                                       Thriving in Ecuador
                                                Visiting and Living in Ecuador

It’s coming next week!  Here ’tis…

We present a crisp, clear, informative, time-saving narrative guide to Cuenca and Ecuador.

What we urgently wished for during our initial visit and first few months in the “Land of Eternal Spring” is now yours for $2.99.  Yep, three bucks on Amazon.

Over 40 short, fast moving, easy-to-read chapters, reducing a year’s research to an organized and efficient planning tool.

We cover how, when, why, and where to come. Topics include culture, climate, entertainment, money saving and budget ideas. Shortcuts to travel, medical tourism, real estate, banking, health insurance, legal issues, safety and “gringo street-smart” are covered. We even embraced the “Disadvantages” and “Who Should Not Come.”

May our ebook save you ciento horas – a hundred hours~
          Until next week,
                            Gary & Sue Gaither

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