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Friday, May 22, 2015

Social life in Quito - MeetUp Quito, Ecuador. Week of May 18th.

Outdoors & Adventure
Quito Biking Meetup: Cicleadas El Rey
Every Monday we meet at Cicleadas El Rey for our Urban Night Bike Ride. Join in!
Monday, 7:00 PM May 18

Quito Walking Tours Meetup
Wednesday, 9:30 AM May 20
Quito Walking Tours Meetup
Wear comfortable footwear, bring sun cream, water and a smile!!

Thursday, 9:30 AM May 21
Quito Walking Tours Meetup
Wear comfortable footwear, bring sun cream, water and a smile!!
Friday, 9:30 AM May 22

Quito Walking Tours Meetup
Wear comfortable footwear, bring sun cream, water and a smile!!
Saturday, 9:30 AM May 23

Tech
Lean Quito: Desarrollo de productos innovadores
La experiencia de RevolucionaTuPrecio
Tuesday, 6:00 PM May 19
    
Language & Ethnic Identity
Quito Deutsch-Spanisch Meetup
Erste Mal... Mittwoch alle zusammen... Bist du bereit?
Wednesday, 7:00 PM May 20
 
Games
Game Dev UIO
Game Dev Meetup Mayo
Friday, 6:00 PM May 22
   
Health and Well-being
AUMAU YOGA OUTDOOR PRACTICE NAYON
Saturday, 3:30 PM May 23

AUMAU YOGA QUITO PRACTICE
Sunday, 5:00 PM May 24

For more information - sign up for MeetUp Quito Ecuador.


Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info
Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Foreigners and Quito. Ecuador. May 2015.

In this post, when I say "foreigners" or "they", I mean English or Russian speaking people, who arrive in Quito as a tourists, volunteers, with academic interest, to work, to became expats or to live in Quito for a while.
Observing this kind of people from 2006, since my first visit to Ecuador, I conclude that not "they" are the ones to pick and choose Quito, it's Quito who accepting or rejecting foreigners.
For some newcomers , Quito shower them with chances:
They are getting all assistance they required,
They discover love, friendship, social life, companionship,
They obtain work, volunteer or business opportunities,
Their health condition improving or disappearing
They acquire real estate in good areas for satisfactory prices
if they wish to rent instead of buy, they find decent place for reasonable cost.
even when they are robbed they are stoic about it and they have lots of help from different sources to cover their losses.

Other might not be so lucky and seems to be rejected
They have altitude sickness or their health conditions worsening
Their credit cards are compromised one way or another and there are no way to withdraw money
They got robbed and it is fatal for them
They cannot find food and items, they accustomed to, in stores and/or markets
They invest in a rotten deals.
They try to buy real estate, but the deals not going thru by a myriad of different reasons.
Quito is too noisy and not friendly to them in one way or another.


No amount of research tell whether or not you will thrive in Quito, in particular, or Ecuador in general. You have to come over and experience the country and the city. 


Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info
Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info

Monday, May 18, 2015

InterNations Quito May Event. Ecuador. May 2015.

Message from Isabelle and Terry, InterNations Ambassadors Quito
"We are thrilled to invite you to our May event at ZAO Restaurant one of our favorite venues.
ZAO is one of Quito's finest restaurants, serving Asian and SE Asian cuisine. Their location is on Paul Rivet and Whymper across from their sister restaurant ZINC Bar. Come and enjoy the ambiance and the company of your fellow InterNations members.

As usual, we will enjoy one complimentary drink and bocaditos! There will be a choice of a cocktail or wine and beer and a non- alcoholic beverage. There will also be music, so bring your dancing shoes! Because of the new government taxes we have to add to the cost of the event Albatross members $2.00, Basic members pay $12.00 and people who are Not on guest list $17.00. So be sure to RSVP."

When: Wed 20 May 18:30 - Wed 20 May 21:30
Where: ZAO Restaurant, Paúl Rivet N30-145 y Whymper
Entrance fee:
Albatross Member   $2
Basic Member         $12
Other guests            $17



Monthly rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info
Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
3 bedroom, 1 bath remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
For booking, pictures and more info