I am a transplant from US, residing in Quito. I have furnished condo for rent in Centro Historico Quito, few blocks from Plaza Santo Domingo, in between La Ronda with its galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and El Parque Urbano Qmandá, cultural and fitness center with adjoining urban park. The best location in Old Town! For more info, check
La Ronda is just around the corner
Monday, May 19, 2014
Expats expectations and complaints about life in Ecuador. From Craigslist and expats in Ecuador forums, English and Russian speaking. May 2014.
The level of
hypocrisy in this add (placed in English on a Craigslist Ecuador) is stunning.
This poster want to live "gringo life" in the nice areas of Cuenca,
furnished, with appliances, but doesn't want to pay "Gringo prices" on a
pretext being " a responsible immigrant"
rental apt or house (Cuenca)
2/3 bedroom apartment or house. Either furnished less than $700 all included or
unfurnished with appliances less than $450. Not located in El Centro, looking
for area near park/river e.g. del Rio, Manchagara area.
Trying to be
a responsible immigrant and not pay Gringo prices.
end of quote
speaking Ecuador expats were discussing what is more agreeable:
the young boys in Cuenca's parks"
crawling into bed with a young Ecuadorian girl"
about crawling into bed alone! That works well too."
me a leathery, old, itchy, stinky, half drunken, pill popping, non-Christian,
ethnic loving, and cranky old bitch any day! Now we are talking happiness!" P.S. These posts have been reported as "abuse" and deleted by admin.
...I have to
admit that to read this particular thread was a "guilty pleasure".
Russian speaking Ecuador expats were posting bitter comments:
food in Ecuador supermarkets not to their liking and inventory of some items
Quito is terrible
buy clothing and shoes in their sizes.
bad roads in Quito,
-Crowded buses often don't stop for them.
delivery of gas tanks (needed for cooking and if you are lucky to have water
heater to have hot water in a shower)
old, not equipped with chairs for children, impossible to call.