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Ecuador Internet Connection Speeds Up!

I just received an unexpected call from Andinanet, my Internet service provider in Ecuador. Andinanet is having a promotion until the end of December whereby they will upgrade the speed of my current DSL connection from 256K/128K to 512K/128K at no additional charge. I know, these speeds seem very slow […]

by December 14, 2007 2 comments Ecuador Utilities, Living in Ecuador

Ecuadorian balance of trade is positive or negative?

Pro-Ecuador reader comment: Jason, here is a good article about inflation is the US. Do you know what the Ecuadorian balance of trade is? It is positive or a deficit? If it is positive, then it will not be hit as hard by inflation as if it is negative. Either […]

by December 12, 2007 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Economy

Hotel in the Galapagos?

Pro-Ecuador received the following question: Hi Gary, Do you know the best places to stay on the Galapagos islands without spending too much money? I really appreciate your help.The Pro-Ecuador response: Santiago Guamani, the owner of Ecuador Amazing Tours, was just visiting us today here in Cotacachi. Santiago has been […]

by December 12, 2007 2 comments Galapagos

Air Conditioning Not Required

Pro-Ecuador received the following question: I’m interested in the possibility of moving to Ecuador & would like to find an area/elevation which does not require air conditioning, yet is within a reasonable distance to the coast where there is some good surfing spots. We’d like to be able to raise […]

by December 12, 2007 1 comment Living in Ecuador, Places in Ecuador, Santo Domingo

Access Money for Real Estate Purchase in Ecuador

Pro-Ecuador received the following question: I am moving to Ecuador in a few weeks. My question for now is…How do I set up my funds to have access to buy real estate in Ecuador. Everything I read is ATM’s and TC’s for tourists. Thanks for your prompt reply. The Pro-Ecuador […]

by December 12, 2007 2 comments Ecuador Banking, Ecuador Real Estate