Ed O'Connor

Ed is a 70 year old expat and has been residing in Cuenca, Ecuador since 2012. He was raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, spent four years in the US Air Force and has been active in organized team sports since the age of eight. He worked in retail and wholesale sales of appliances, furniture and consumer electronics: was a CDL driver recruiter for transportation companies and DJ'ed part time for 50 years. He is married to a lady from the country of Moldova in Eastern Europe. Their last residence was in Middletown PA and he writes a monthly column for the local newspaper there, The Middletown Press & Journal.
In Ecuador, don’t be on time for dinner

In Ecuador, don’t be on time for dinner

By Ed O'Connor If you receive a dinner invitation do you show up at the appointed hour or a few minutes before? Do that in Ecuador and you may find the hosts still in the shower. To arrive on time is considered rude here, as a matter of fact. Our first personal experience with this cultural...

A whale of an adventure on Ecuador’s coast

A whale of an adventure on Ecuador’s coast

By Ed O'Connor “Thar she blows, Cap’n.” If that sounds like something from Moby Dick by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s union controlled public school system you probably don’t have a clue as to what I refer — the...

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