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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Balcony: Before and After. Quito, Ecuador. July 2017.

Since 1970s when apartment complex in Centro Historico, where I have an apartment, was built, the balcony of my place was affected by forces of the elements: rain, wind, sunlight. Here it was all cracked and worn out.

Scary to come out on a balcony!!!


and it was aesthetically unpleasant! 
Chipped and cracked...
                                                         AFTER





Not perfect, however much better!

I was lucky to find The Maestro! The good one and affordable too. I was happy with quality of his work and his attitude, positive and always, OK, almost always, on time. As a propina (tips) I helped him to order and paid for his business cards.  

Humberto Morocho thank you for such a good job!
His business card 



2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 19, 2017

Manual therapy in Quito. June 2017

As of June 2017, the best value for your money manual therapy in Quito is Russian/Spanish/English speaking doctor, manual therapist - his name is Uriy. He has Russian medical education and professional visa thru his diploma. He came to Quito,Ecuador from Russia in October 2016. We found him on russianecuador forum where he placed an ad for his services.
He doesn't have an office yet, accept patients in his apartment, not much overhead,hence his prices are low, the quality of his services are highly professional. 
$15 for 45 minutes of evaluation, diagnose, therapy and recommendations.

Medical massage
Manual therapy con elements of osteopathy
Physiotherapy 
Acupuncture and reflexotherapy:
Orthopedic evaluation
Sports traumatology

Cell 0983809935
WhatsApp  +79110204069

Email osnovazdorovja@gmail.com
Facebook: Masajemedicoquito

Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. by appointments only





2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Changes in Ecuador since Lenin Moreno sworn in as Ecuador President on May 24th 2017.

Change #1: Ecuadorian consumers should see lower prices on most purchases beginning on June 1st, 2017, as the value added tax (VAT) drops from 14% to 12%.  More savings, although not necessarily immediate, will come from the elimination of import surcharges imposed by the government two years ago. The surcharges ended at midnight on June 1.
The drop in the VAT and the end of surcharges were campaign promises of new president, Lenin Moreno. Ex-President Rafael Correa said in April that the VAT and surcharges might be extended due to ongoing demands of earthquake reconstruction and the strength of the U.S. dollar. Moreno disagreed.
cuencahighlife.com_ecuadors-value-added-tax-drops-tomorrow

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Change #2: The Government closed six ministries and reorganizes its sectoral structure. Adios, goodbye, adieu to Secretaría del Buen Vivir (Secretariat of Good Life).
elcomercio.com_gobierno-cierre-ministerios-reorganizacion-lenin_moreno

Change #3: From January 2007 to May 2017, every Saturday morning, then president of Ecuador Rafael Correa broadcasted his Citizens Outreach (Enlace Ciudadano in Spanish) program. It was a nationally televised town hall style meeting where the president visited a different location in the country to remark on the government’s dealings over the past week and address  the opposition. Broadcast over 54 channels and radio stations, President Correa has conducted a total of 523 Citizens Outreach during 10 years of his presidency.
The President said on June 2016, that "Citizens Outreach, including transportation, equipment, screen, however, cost about 30 000 dollars". 
523 programs multiplied by $30 000 = $15 690 000. 
The new President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, said in his inauguration speech that he will not continue Citizens Outreach programs.
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2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental.blogspot.com/