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
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Pros and cons of living in Ecuador. The People. April 2015.
People in Ecuador (pros):
are not aggressive. They are friendly and more relaxed, they are more likely to accept
you as a friend than, for example, average Minnesotan. They are not going to
call police or social service on your kid walking alone on the street, or
sitting for a moment in a car alone, or being home alone. If you have party
past 10 p.m. they are not going to call police either.
Ecuadorian middle class woman has my apartment's keys, I have hers. We have
close enough relationship to get together once in a while for cup of tea or
glass of wine and "venting session". Our relationship is civilized
and mutually beneficial.
In my 15
years in Minneapolis I lived in three different places, all white middle class
neighborhoods. The best I had with my neighbors were neutral "hi-bye"
relationship. Once my neighbors called a management company on my than ten
years old son for climbing the tree at the apartment complex compound. My son
was banned from going outside. Another
time they called police at 10:05 p.m. for me having party on Friday night.
People in Ecuador (cons):
As a gringo
you stand out, you are the minority now - among people with different physique
and mentality than yours. Large size clothing is hard to find, quality shoes
are also hard to find. You have to get used to "mañana" concept and
seeing men peeing in public, among other differences.
one of the worst when it comes to theft. They’ll rob tourists and each other.