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Wondering if there are any items sold in Ecuador that would cost more in North America? Is it worth picking up anything like jewlerly or leather goods, custom made suit etc? I'm not looking to sell anything but just wondering if it's worth looking into anything for personal use that would otherwise cost much more at home.

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Hello! I will be traveling to Quito and a few surrounding areas in a little bit. I am wondering if there are subtle or large cultural things to know about.

For example: Are there some words that have a bad connotation? Is there anything physically a person shouldn’t do such as shake hands with your left hand?

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Are there “Walmart” or “Winners” type of stores where I can get some t-shirts / light jackets etc in Quito? I’m not looking for spend a lot for the basic clothing.

Thanks,

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Hello y’all! I wish to know of what you guys in Ecuador think of the middle east crisis, and the general situation in the middle east. How are the news reports about the situation, and what are your thoughts on them? Thank you for your answers!

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I'm currently in Quito and planning on climbing Chimborazo next week. I don't need nor want a guide but I also don't want to break any laws unnecessarily. Is there a way around this requirement besides sneaking on the mountain? I intend to follow my own plan at my own pace and be entirely self sufficient (not using the Refugios), I don't see how my plan would work with a guide and I don't want to climb with someone I don't know/trust. What should I do?

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SO the good news is I finally got my permanent residence. Now, to get my cedula, I need this :

Certificado de Afiliación al Seguro de Salud Público con cobertura total, o copia de la póliza del seguro privado con cobertura total

My father has been a resident for a long time and he mentioned Ecuasanitas.. This is what I am looking for, right? A full cover medical insurance?

Sergio

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“La música es especial y más cuando se trata de la patria. Encierra todo el corazón de la nacionalidad porque en sus notas musicales adornan a la patria.”- Carlos Rubira Infante

Guayaquileño madera de guerrero

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Looking to travel to Quito Ecuador in early Oct. Wondering if there is an area where English speaking tourists hang out? Is there an App that's popular there for meetups? Hate the idea of travelling by myself and not make any friends!

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Hi! Just got home from a month of traveling through Ecuador and was in Montañita for 2 days, went to the cocktail alley and got the best cocktail i've ever experienced but now i sadly can't remember the name.

Hope some of you guys could help me it was a coffee tasty drink with ice almost like slush-ice. I think it was named Quita?Scueña maybe? Anybody who recognize what i'm talking about :-)

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La verdad a Macará no lo veo con posibilidades, a pesar de que van primero. Si Barcelona gana el clásico hoy, o si empata y le saca 4 puntos a liga les veo llegando a la final.

Si no la verdad me parece que Liga puede quedar campeón sin final.

¿ Que opinan?

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Would anyone happen to have a delicious, authentic Morocho recipe he/she could share? Thank you!

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Looking to ask a few questions relating to cryptocurrency even if you know very little interested to hear your input. Leave a message here or @fiatisflat on tiwtter.

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Hello all, I am planning my january trip to Quito and one site I've always wanted to visit is the Las Lajas cathedral located on the Colombian border. I was wondering how much is a fair price? I was quoted $250 for a private tour but i was wondering how much other people have done it before and how often does the bus service run from Quito to Tulcon? Is it safe to ride in the buses there? Ive rode in buses in Peru by myself, but I don't know much about Ecuador to be honest. Is it safe to travel to the border with FARC dissidents and ELN?

If anyone is interested to travel in January to this place and the Otavolo market let me know we can split costs too.. just that $250 by myself is too much I think...

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Ok, so sorry for the simplistic question, but I have been shopping to several places and can't find some office supplies. In particular, it would seem the concept of a drawer organizer is not common here.

Longer: setting up a home office. been looking for some minor items, which in the USA would be at Office Depot or Office Max I guess. One is a drawer organizer, another some hanging files for the lower deep drawer.

I am outside Quito in Valle Los Chillos but can get around..

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Hi all,

I married an Ecuadorian woman. Am I eligible for a cedula even though I don't currently reside in Ecuador? How could I get this in a quick and easy fashion? There's a consulate in my local city and I can translate the certificate and docs myself if needed.

Thanks!

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Hey everyone,

in two days, me and my girlfriend will be flying to Quito and plaining

a two weeks tour trough the rain forest. We will probably stay in Tena

for a few days and doing trips starting from that place.

We have never been to Ecuador and don't want to plan too

much, but if you know any good places in the rainforest

we can stay or secret spots we definitely need to see,

please let us know:)

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Hi Everyone, I’ll be in ecuador in October and I have some friends coming with me from USA. What are good beaches to go to? I read the US travel advisory that Esmeraldas is to be avoided. Are there other beaches that you would recommend? We would also like to see the rainforest with a travel tour or by ourselves. Any help would be appreciated!

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Hi,

I have a friend in Quito that I want to send a small package, less than 200g. Is anyone going that way that wouldn't mind helping someone? Please :D

Edit: it's a second hand phone and charger.

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