• Salinas Ecuador Real Estate Workshop

    I am very happy to extend an invitation to all our readership, on behalf of our co-sponsors, EscapeArtist Ecuador and Zen Global Real Estate, for the inaugural EscapeArtist Ecuador Real Estate Worksho...

    Real Estate Workshop Salinas
  • Salinas Ecuador – Lifestyle and Investments

    Lifestyles & Investments: Salinas, Ecuador  This will be the first in an ongoing series titled: Lifestyles & Investments. The focus will be on a “ground zero” first hand analysis of both inves...

    Salinas Ecuador Lifestyles
  • Ecuador Real Estate Value – The EcuaLux Definition

    Redefining Value in Ecuador Warren Buffett, dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha”, succinctly stated a sage piece of investment advice: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”  Odd how often this messa...

    Ecuador Real Estate - Ecualux
  • Oceanfront Condo in Ecuador for Under 100 K

    Special Opportunity Alert: Oceanfront Real Estate for Under $100,000 Nestled into Ecuador’s enticing Pacific coast, on one of the most desirable oceanfront strips, lies our newest EscapeArtist Ecuador...

    Special Opportunity Alert
  • Buying Real Estate in Ecuador

    Real estate in Ecuador has been in high demand for at least 5 years now, as a value play against an increasingly volatile global political arena and uncertain economic times, in once stable global eco...

    Buying Real Estate in Ecuador
  • Expat Categories

    An Ecuador Line-up: Just the Usual Suspects For those of you glancing at the headline and expecting a juicy story, replete with gossip about who did what, when and where…well, you’re going to be...

    Expat Categories
  • Pirates of the Pacific

    One night, a friend of mine, named David, and I were sitting around his gorgeous penthouse condo, overlooking Salinas Bay in Ecuador.  As we sipped a cocktail…or two…David commented on the...

    Pirates of the Pacific 3
  • Medical and Dental Tourism

    It is amazing how childhood images can sneak up on you and how the cold, sobering reality of adulthood can frame them in a whole different light.  I remember growing up to the Looney Tunes cartoons an...

    medical and dental
  • Ecuador – Overview of Visa Options

    One of the most critical aspects of a relocation abroad, with Ecuador being no exception, is navigating the often complex Visa process and the myriad of possibilities that exist.  The intent of this o...

    Ecuador visa options
  • Yachay – The Silicon Valley of Ecuador

    Ecuador’s progressive, even if oft misunderstood, President Correa has recently launched yet another vibrant economic development project.  This time he applied his Master’s Degree in Economics, from ...

    Yachay
Ecuador dictator

Correa dictator or beloved leader

In Ecuador, Franklin D. Roosevelt is a Dictator Good! Now that I have your attention, we can dispense with the attention-grabbing headlines and all the hyperbole.  At least within the pages of EscapeArtist Ecuador. Can’t make any similar promises for the Western media. This piece is not about the United States of America (USA) or USA politics ̵...

Ecuador import export

Ecuador Import Export Markets

Easy come, easy go, certainly doesn’t define the fate of Ecuador Import Export Markets as recent as 2003, when this nation-state held a significant trade deficit. Even in the current year, after several years of a reasonable surplus, Ecuador is showing a relatively slight balance of trade deficit. Why such a struggle? The reasons are varied and, at...

Adventure Racing World

Ecuador Adventure Racing Championship

Ecuador – The Land of Champions  Ok, I admit to some creative license with the title of this article. Perhaps the “The Land of [Would Be] Champions” may have been a hair more accurate, as a title.  However, no denying it, from international surfing championship competitions to the subject of this article, the upcoming Adventure Racing World C...

Ecuador and China Relations

Ecuador and China Economic Ties

Ecuador’s Westward Expansion to the Far East Ecuadorean Vice President, the honorable Jorge Glas, led a private and public sector delegation from Ecuador to Beijing, in an effort to further expand and enhance commercial relationships between Ecuador and China.  Over 70 Chinese companies attended the most recent ceremony to inform Chinese business l...

Ecuador Healthcare

Health Care in Ecuador

A recent, very extensive healthcare study was conducted utilizing largely World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank data, in order to determine the relative efficiency and value of medical care world-wide.  The methodology used focused on three critical facts: 1) Life Expectancy data; 2) Relative per-capita healthcare costs; and 3) Absolute he...