Thinking of Moving to Ecuador? Take this Short Quiz (#20)


1. At an expensive barbeque joint a group of Expats are seated immediately, while there is a line of about 20 Ecuadorians waiting to be seated. Why and what is the appropriate way to react?
2. When driving on the road, there is a square sign with black numbers inside a red circle. What does that mean? What if there is a “t” after the number? What if the words “LIVIANOS” is below it?
3. What is a “paro” and what impact might it have on an Expat?
4. What’s the correct way to ask for cherry tomatoes?
5. It is fairly easy to find land or homes with fabulous views. What are some things to take into account with these views?

0. Strongly recommend going to
1. Probably best to go to
2. Consider going to
3. 50/50
4. You might be ok without
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Stay tuned for more questions in a few days.

Rick Ochoa

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