Can anyone tell me where this information can be verified? I am in a situation where I need to return to the US and get the remainder of my musical equipment, and personal belongings. I am in the process of getting my temporary resident visa. My tourist visa extension ends in March.
1st question: if paperwork is submitted to start the temporary residency visa, will I have to leave in March?
2nd question: is the following information accurate? Thanks in advance.
Temporary Residency Visas (generally valid for 2 years of residency):
Good morning, Have any of you celebrated New Year’s Eve in the hotel Oro Verde? Is it worth $100? Thanks,
Looking for feedback on how to handle a warranty repair from Ecuador to US
Laptop in Cuenca. Problem with screen, covered under warranty by
Suggestions on how to handle this; shipping / receiving, etc.
Submitted on behalf of an Ecuadorian friend,
Jim: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Any dermatologist recommendations in Cuenca? I get Basel Cell skin cancer and require skin exams and occasional surgery for removal. Thanks,
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Can I enter Ecuador with only a covid test? Or is a vaccine required as well? Or both? Where might I find that information?
I would appreciate it if someone can give me the general cost of vet care, such as general visits, dental cleanings under anesthesia, vaccinations, etc. and procedures your pet may have had, etc.
And what are dog food costs generally for good quality food, both wet and dry?
Thank you so much.
My partner and I just moved here, from Chile. (We are US citizens, have been expats for many years). We got an apartment that is walking distance to practically anything we could want. Yet at night, well, at least after 10:30 or so, the sound of the river flowing is about all we hear through our open window. Within 2 blocks of our apartment, there is also a large park, about 20 places to eat, and a military hospital, which means there are military guards around, making it very safe. and in 3 blocks, a bank and a supermarket. 5 blocks to the main university! Yes, the prices are a little higher than other parts of Cuenca. But the peace of mind, safety even at night, and quiet flurry of the river makes it like being in a small town, without the inconvenience of not having full access to modern culture and assets. We were in Guayaquil for a month before moving here, and the difference is stark! from ugly to beautiful.Read more….
On Friday, Nov.19, there was a post from Teresa Durrant entitled, “Take Anonymous Posters With A Grain Of Salt”. A woman obviously fed up with the rude, crude, nasty, mean spirited, obnoxious comments from gringos who feel it is their right to insult and defecate on the people who use this site to post helpful information to the expat community. I applaud Teresa Durrant for her bravery and honesty in bringing this issue to light.(more…)
As an expat living in Cuenca for nearly 10 years, I am always surprised at the level of snarkiness found in some of the comments to questions found on this site. Most of them are from people posting anonymously and several act like they are experts on everything.
By far the majority of expats are helpful and leading productive lives in this wonderful city. Don’t get put off by nasty ones that hide who they are.
Anyone know a bar/disco for salsa dancing for a crowd that’s a bit older? With, say, a fair number of people north of 40-50? Thanks. — Greg
I am unable to log into the enlinea services of JEP as well as Cooperco.
Is anyone else having the same problem?
For JEP I get an internal server error message and for Cooperco I get a privacy error message as if the system has been hacked.
I am not in Ecuador right now and wanted to check the balance in my accounts. The mobile application for JEP is not working either.
I did read about the Banco Pichincha cyber attack. Have these cooperativas been affected as well? A bit worried…
Appreciate any advice or feedback.
Where do I go to pay the water bill? Is there a water company? JEP said to find another cooperative bank to pay it. Does anyone know of the coop bank called CREA? It has some interesting architecture from a nationwide call for a design. Very nice. But where do I pay the water bill for my rented condo?
It’s great Ecuador removed the $42 tariff on import Category B, items less than $400 and weighing less than 4kg, AKA 4×4. But try creating an order of multiple items that complies from the courier’s perspective, which is an order must arrive to them in a single package. When was the last time your Amazon order of multiple items was shipped in a single package? Here’s my experience:
Clickbox: https://www.instagram.com/clickbox_ec/ Advertises their rate is $40 for 4×4. But the fine print they don’t talk about is a package consolidation fee of $30, bringing the rate up to their per pound fee. They do order management via email and your total is unknown until you pick it up or have it delivered. Clickbox used to provide excellent service when they started. With my last order last week, they didn’t even bother to contact me that it was in. I just showed up in their office because WhatsApp texts and emails, politely composed in Spanish, went unanswered.