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Tirana Albania

Discovering Tirana, Albania

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Tirana, Albania, might be the easiest option if you've ever dreamed of living in Europe! Nestled on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, it’s a popular vacation spot for many Europeans due to being a vibrant city, offering a unique blend of stunning landscapes, rich history, and a welcoming community. Its cost of living is low compared to the US and other places, so it might also be an excellent place to call home. After spending two months here, we’re genuinely impressed and excited to finally share it with you!
Photo of Mt Rainer – Tacoma, WA

Managing Reverse Culture Shock: My Return To The U.S.

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Greetings from the beautiful Pacific Northwest—Harstine Island (Shelton, WA), near the capital city of Olympia! My home base is Medellín, Colombia; however, I’m back in the U.S. as of this article's writing. Since early February, I’ve been in the U.S., caring for family issues, doing medical checkups, filing taxes, etc. -things that are easier to handle within the country without all the complications, nuances, and processes while living abroad. Many expats have written about their experiences after returning home for the first time after living abroad, an idea or concept known as “reverse culture shock.”
Beach in Saranda, Albania

Saranda Albania: Even Better than Expected

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In this guest post, Warren R. Johnson shares his experiences in Saranda, Albania. Here is his story… I first ran across Saranda, Albania several years ago on YouTube. I saw a video of the city and thought, “Oh, that looks like a nice place,” and didn’t give it another thought. But as algorithms work, YouTube kept sending me more Saranda videos and I kept watching them. Soon I was hooked. I had to see this place.

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In August 2022, we took an emergency trip to the United States to help Amelia's family. After spending a month in Texas and several days in Kansas, we now understand what reverse culture shock means.

We left the United States 5 years ago to start a new life abroad in Ecuador. The last time we went back to the USA was over 3 years ago before the pandemic 

Lots of things have changed since the pandemic, but even the things that stayed the same seem very weird to us now. 

In this video, we'll talk about the 22 things that were very shocking to us as Americans after being gone for so long. 

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In August 2022, we took an emergency trip to the United States to help Amelia's family. After spending a month in Texas and several days in Kansas, we now understand what reverse culture shock means.

We left the United States 5 years ago to start a new life abroad in Ecuador. The last time we went back to the USA was over 3 years ago before the pandemic

Lots of things have changed since the pandemic, but even the things that stayed the same seem very weird to us now.

In this video, we'll talk about the 22 things that were very shocking to us as Americans after being gone for so long.

Watch the pubic hair commercial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8lm6N7tLW4

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WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to the USA! (REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel September 22, 2022 7:00 pm

We left the United States for several reasons, but only one prevents us from ever moving back. Are we upset about it? NO! Our only regret is not leaving SOONER! Check out https://ameliaandjp.com/ for more info & guidance!

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We left the United States for several reasons, but only one prevents us from ever moving back. Are we upset about it? NO! Our only regret is not leaving SOONER! Check out https://ameliaandjp.com/ for more info & guidance!

Let us know in the comments why you already left, or why you might consider leaving.

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THE REAL REASONS WE LEFT THE UNITED STATES (and why we can’t move back)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel June 25, 2020 3:57 pm

We grew up during the 1970s and 80s in the Midwest back when the American Dream was still the goal and attainable for most people in the middle class. 

If you worked hard for a loyal employer (they were still loyal back then) or at your own business, you could expect to have a shot at freedom, prosperity, a house, a car, a better life for your kids, etc.

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We grew up during the 1970s and 80s in the Midwest back when the American Dream was still the goal and attainable for most people in the middle class.

If you worked hard for a loyal employer (they were still loyal back then) or at your own business, you could expect to have a shot at freedom, prosperity, a house, a car, a better life for your kids, etc.

Sadly, that is no longer the case for several reasons we discuss in this video. Now, the NEW American Dream is about something most people never thought they would do: Leaving the United States.

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The NEW American Dream: GETTING OUT!

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel April 13, 2023 5:00 pm

A lot of YOUR recent comments have voiced the same concerns we had BEFORE and DURING our move from the United States to Ecuador. That sparked the idea for this video where we share the BIGGEST mistakes we made on our expat life journey. Hopefully, we can save you some of the self-inflicted suffering we imposed on ourselves during this HUGE change in our lives.

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Bruce Leslie

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A lot of YOUR recent comments have voiced the same concerns we had BEFORE and DURING our move from the United States to Ecuador. That sparked the idea for this video where we share the BIGGEST mistakes we made on our expat life journey. Hopefully, we can save you some of the self-inflicted suffering we imposed on ourselves during this HUGE change in our lives.

We would really appreciate your support so we can continue to share videos and host live streams. If you're in a healthy financial position, please considering joining Our Unconventional Community on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ameliaandjp

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Our 7 BIGGEST Mistakes when we LEFT the United States (and moved to ECUADOR)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel July 30, 2020 3:34 pm

This country has been popular with a range of expats for a long time. Everyone from budget-conscious retirees to wealthy celebrities have chosen to live here, but how livable is it, really?

In this video, we take a look at the pros & cons of Athens Greece based on our month-long exploratory trip. 

It has a lot going for it, including a low cost of living, great public transportation, and incredible history. However, it comes with several downsides that led us to cross Athens off our list. 

When the weather is warmer, we're going to check out some of the Greek Islands where expats like to live to see how livable they are.

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16:25 Could we live in Athens?

This country has been popular with a range of expats for a long time. Everyone from budget-conscious retirees to wealthy celebrities have chosen to live here, but how livable is it, really?

In this video, we take a look at the pros & cons of Athens Greece based on our month-long exploratory trip.

It has a lot going for it, including a low cost of living, great public transportation, and incredible history. However, it comes with several downsides that led us to cross Athens off our list.

When the weather is warmer, we're going to check out some of the Greek Islands where expats like to live to see how livable they are.

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0:00 Intro
1:22 Greece Visa Options
2:07 Good Things About Living in Athens Greece
10:51 Bad Things About Living in Athens Greece
15:04 Unusual Things About Athens
16:25 Could we live in Athens?

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Living HERE would NOT be EASY! (Athens Greece)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel February 7, 2024 3:00 pm

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If you want to live in Europe, this country may be the easiest option!

It’s a popular vacation spot for Europeans because of its beautiful beaches and mountain adventures.

But it also has a low cost of living relative to the US and other places so it might be a good place to call home, too.

After spending 2 months here, we’re truly stunned and we’re excited to finally share it with you!

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If you want to live in Europe, this country may be the easiest option!

It’s a popular vacation spot for Europeans because of its beautiful beaches and mountain adventures.

But it also has a low cost of living relative to the US and other places so it might be a good place to call home, too.

After spending 2 months here, we’re truly stunned and we’re excited to finally share it with you!

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EASIEST Country to Live in EUROPE (as an American)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel March 27, 2024 2:00 pm

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Despite having the MOST EXPENSIVE healthcare system in the world, the quality of healthcare in the United States is just AVERAGE compared to most other countries. 

In fact, the main reason we HAD TO LEAVE the United States and can never move back is because we can't afford health insurance or healthcare. 

Following two major spinal surgeries, my health insurance tripled and we could no longer afford it. If I ever need another surgery, we would have gone bankrupt if we had stayed in the USA.

Now we live in Ecuador, which has a higher rated healthcare system than the United States, for a fraction of the cost. But Ecuador isn't the only place to escape the healthcare scam that bankrupts more than 500,000 Americans every year!

In this video, we feature 10 countries with better healthcare that costs 3 to 10 times LESS than the United States. You can visit as a medical tourist or you can move to these countries and become an official expat.

Here are links to the references mentioned in the video:
CEO World Healthcare Rankings (2021): https://ceoworld.biz/2021/04/27/revealed-countries-with-the-best-health-care-systems-2021/
Allianz Care Global Health Insurance: https://www.allianzcare.com/en.html
Cigna Global Health Insurance: https://www.cignaglobalhealth.com/
GeoBlue Global Health Insurance: https://www.geo-blue.com/
Bupa Global Health Insurance: https://www.bupaglobal.com/en
The French Social Security System - PUMA: https://www.cleiss.fr/docs/regimes/regime_france/an_1.html
France Medical Tourism: https://medifrancesolution.com/
Spain Medical Tourism: https://www.medicaltourismco.com/medical-tourism-in-spain/
Czech Republic Medical Tourism: https://www.altoamedicaltourism.com/
Czech Republic Medical Spa: https://www.falkensteiner.com/en/spa-resort-marianske-lazne
Czech Republic Health Insurance: https://www.pvzp.cz/en/
South Korea Medical Tourism: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/MK_subMain.jsp
Thailand Medical Tourism: https://www.bumrungrad.com/en/health-blog/January-2022/welcome-back-to-Thailand
Malaysia Medical Tourism: https://www.homage.com.my/resources/malaysia-medical-tourism/
Argentina Medical Tourism: https://www.caturismomedico.org/#?lang=en
Mexico Medical Tourism: https://meridamedtours.com/
Ecuador Health Insurance & Healthcare: https://liveabroadnow.com/ecuador-health-insurance-private-vs-public-iess/
Ecuador Dental Tourism (Cuenca): https://www.drgraceordonez.com/dental-tourism/
Medical Tourism Country Index: https://drprem.com/

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Our AMAZING Unconventional Supporters:
Maité Duran
Gail H.
Joe Stratton
Jose and Alexandra Rivera
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Trevor McGuire
Bliss Mitton
Leigh and Carlos

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Despite having the MOST EXPENSIVE healthcare system in the world, the quality of healthcare in the United States is just AVERAGE compared to most other countries.

In fact, the main reason we HAD TO LEAVE the United States and can never move back is because we can't afford health insurance or healthcare.

Following two major spinal surgeries, my health insurance tripled and we could no longer afford it. If I ever need another surgery, we would have gone bankrupt if we had stayed in the USA.

Now we live in Ecuador, which has a higher rated healthcare system than the United States, for a fraction of the cost. But Ecuador isn't the only place to escape the healthcare scam that bankrupts more than 500,000 Americans every year!

In this video, we feature 10 countries with better healthcare that costs 3 to 10 times LESS than the United States. You can visit as a medical tourist or you can move to these countries and become an official expat.

Here are links to the references mentioned in the video:
CEO World Healthcare Rankings (2021): https://ceoworld.biz/2021/04/27/revealed-countries-with-the-best-health-care-systems-2021/
Allianz Care Global Health Insurance: https://www.allianzcare.com/en.html
Cigna Global Health Insurance: https://www.cignaglobalhealth.com/
GeoBlue Global Health Insurance: https://www.geo-blue.com/
Bupa Global Health Insurance: https://www.bupaglobal.com/en
The French Social Security System - PUMA: https://www.cleiss.fr/docs/regimes/regime_france/an_1.html
France Medical Tourism: https://medifrancesolution.com/
Spain Medical Tourism: https://www.medicaltourismco.com/medical-tourism-in-spain/
Czech Republic Medical Tourism: https://www.altoamedicaltourism.com/
Czech Republic Medical Spa: https://www.falkensteiner.com/en/spa-resort-marianske-lazne
Czech Republic Health Insurance: https://www.pvzp.cz/en/
South Korea Medical Tourism: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/MK_subMain.jsp
Thailand Medical Tourism: https://www.bumrungrad.com/en/health-blog/January-2022/welcome-back-to-Thailand
Malaysia Medical Tourism: https://www.homage.com.my/resources/malaysia-medical-tourism/
Argentina Medical Tourism: https://www.caturismomedico.org/#?lang=en
Mexico Medical Tourism: https://meridamedtours.com/
Ecuador Health Insurance & Healthcare: https://liveabroadnow.com/ecuador-health-insurance-private-vs-public-iess/
Ecuador Dental Tourism (Cuenca): https://www.drgraceordonez.com/dental-tourism/
Medical Tourism Country Index: https://drprem.com/

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here: https://wren.co/join/ameliaandjp

Our AMAZING Unconventional Supporters:
Maité Duran
Gail H.
Joe Stratton
Jose and Alexandra Rivera
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Trevor McGuire
Bliss Mitton
Leigh and Carlos

Join Our Community of Unconventionals: https://ameliaandjp.com/join-us/

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How To ESCAPE the USA HEALTHCARE SCAM!

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel July 14, 2022 3:01 pm

All of these countries have visa income requirements that are $1350/mo or less (one is $400!) and NONE require a large deposit into a local bank.

Following our last video about countries where you can live for less than $1,000/month cost of living, several of you pointed out that some of those countries have retirement visa income requirements that are much higher than $1K/mo. 

Even though that video wasn't about retirement visas and all of those countries have non-pensioner visa options with lower or no income requirements, we wanted to share this list with you in case you're a retiree on a tight budget.

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Joe Stratton
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Bliss Mitton
Juliette
Leigh and Carlos
Byron Jacomo
Jose and Alexandra
Stephanie Davis

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All of these countries have visa income requirements that are $1350/mo or less (one is $400!) and NONE require a large deposit into a local bank.

Following our last video about countries where you can live for less than $1,000/month cost of living, several of you pointed out that some of those countries have retirement visa income requirements that are much higher than $1K/mo.

Even though that video wasn't about retirement visas and all of those countries have non-pensioner visa options with lower or no income requirements, we wanted to share this list with you in case you're a retiree on a tight budget.

Helpful Resources:
Our Blog: https://ameliaandjp.com/
Unconventional Newsletter: https://ameliaandjp.com/newsletter/
Join Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ameliaandjp
Ecuador Relocation Guide: https://bit.ly/3CbS6fA
Online Income eCourse: https://bit.ly/3oNUFBk
Charles Schwab: http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/refer-prospect.html?refrid=REFERGMKRE38N
Traveling Mailbox: https://travelingmailbox.com/?ref=994
LingoPie: https://lingopie.com/?ref=ameliabasista&tap_a=105960-b87f6a
Surfshark VPN: https://get.surfshark.net/SH19F
Insured Nomads Global Insurance: https://www.insurednomads.com?ref=AmeliaAndJP
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Our AMAZING Unconventional Supporters on Patreon:
Joe Stratton
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Bliss Mitton
Juliette
Leigh and Carlos
Byron Jacomo
Jose and Alexandra
Stephanie Davis

Join Us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ameliaandjp

#ameliaandjp #ecuador #expats

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10 BEST Pensioner Visas (from $400/month income requirements)

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel August 17, 2023 3:00 pm

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The cost of living in the United States is OUT OF CONTROL! Many of the things we need to live have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people. Things like food, healthcare, transportation and elder care are being charged on credit cards and driving people further into debt. It's INSANITY!

So in this video, we'll talk about 10 things that you need to live, but that most people can't afford in the United States, and how moving abroad might be a solution to your cost of living problem.

The Great Rental Reaming: https://youtu.be/O7DuSHcotIc
Healthcare is a Scam: https://youtu.be/HD47AJOcP84
Healthcare Costs & Quality in Ecuador: https://youtu.be/aq7I8rAjVZA

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Unconventional Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3MWsbNW
Join Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ameliaandjp
Ecuador Relocation Guide: https://bit.ly/3CbS6fA
Online Income eCourse: https://bit.ly/3oNUFBk
Charles Schwab: http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/refer-prospect.html?refrid=REFERGMKRE38N
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Wise Money Transfers: https://wise.prf.hn/l/xnPXLdj
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(Some of these are affiliate links. Read our Affiliate Disclosure here: https://ameliaandjp.com/affiliate-disclosure/)

Our AMAZING Unconventional Supporters:
Maité Duran
Joe Stratton
Jose and Alexandra Rivera
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Trevor McGuire
Bliss Mitton
Leigh and Carlos
Juliette

Join Us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ameliaandjp

#ameliaandjp #ecuador #expats

Skip the waitlist and invest in blue-chip art for the very first time by signing up for Masterworks: https://masterworks.art/ameliaandjp

Purchase shares in great masterpieces from artists like Pablo Picasso, Banksy, Andy Warhol, and more. 🎨

*net annualized returns, net of fees and expenses, assumes all money was invested at the close of the offering, and profits were distributed pro rata to investors the date the painting was sold. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd

The cost of living in the United States is OUT OF CONTROL! Many of the things we need to live have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people. Things like food, healthcare, transportation and elder care are being charged on credit cards and driving people further into debt. It's INSANITY!

So in this video, we'll talk about 10 things that you need to live, but that most people can't afford in the United States, and how moving abroad might be a solution to your cost of living problem.

The Great Rental Reaming: https://youtu.be/O7DuSHcotIc
Healthcare is a Scam: https://youtu.be/HD47AJOcP84
Healthcare Costs & Quality in Ecuador: https://youtu.be/aq7I8rAjVZA

Helpful Resources:
Our Blog: https://ameliaandjp.com/
Unconventional Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3MWsbNW
Join Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ameliaandjp
Ecuador Relocation Guide: https://bit.ly/3CbS6fA
Online Income eCourse: https://bit.ly/3oNUFBk
Charles Schwab: http://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/nn/refer-prospect.html?refrid=REFERGMKRE38N
Traveling Mailbox: https://travelingmailbox.com/?ref=994
LingoPie: https://lingopie.com/?ref=ameliabasista&tap_a=105960-b87f6a
Surfshark VPN: https://get.surfshark.net/SH19F
Insured Nomads Global Insurance: https://www.insurednomads.com?ref=AmeliaAndJP
Wise Money Transfers: https://wise.prf.hn/l/xnPXLdj
SiteGround Web Hosting: https://www.siteground.com/index.htm?afcode=ec548c25104a59583984ceeaa2086c81
Envato WordPress Themes: https://1.envato.market/c/2208666/298927/4662
Airalo eSIM: https://airalo.pxf.io/c/2208666/1268485/15608
(Some of these are affiliate links. Read our Affiliate Disclosure here: https://ameliaandjp.com/affiliate-disclosure/)

Our AMAZING Unconventional Supporters:
Maité Duran
Joe Stratton
Jose and Alexandra Rivera
Leif Brogren
Maureen Kelly
Jennifer Hughes
Deborah Linton
Susan & Rick Joyce
Trevor McGuire
Bliss Mitton
Leigh and Carlos
Juliette

Join Us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ameliaandjp

#ameliaandjp #ecuador #expats

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U.S. Cost of Living is a SCAM!

Amelia And JP | Living Abroad • World Travel January 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Amelia And JP with Fall Colors and turning trees in the background.

About Amelia And JP

We’re Amelia And JP. In 2017, we sold everything we owned, moved to Ecuador with our two dogs, and launched a YouTube Channel to show you that it’s not only possible, but realistic to live abroad.

Each week, we post new entertaining and informational content to teach you how to achieve a higher quality of life for a lower cost of living by moving abroad.

If you’ve dreamed of moving abroad and living life on your own terms, we can help.

The Live Abroad Academy

Serious about moving abroad?

The Live Abroad Program is designed to make your move abroad easier, faster and cheaper.

You won’t find anything else that’s even remotely this comprehensive, especially for the price.

You can start the program when you’re ready and go at your own pace, whether you want to be living abroad in a few weeks, a few months, or a few years.

One-time purchase. Lifetime access. Join Over 160 Members!

Online Income eCourse

Want time and location freedom?

Take the Online Income eCourse and we’ll show you how to earn legitimate income from anywhere in the world just like we do!

Ecuador Relocation eCourse

Planning a move to Ecuador?

We created the course we wish we had when we moved to Ecuador in 2017. We felt our way around in the dark and learned every lesson the hard way. And some of those lessons cost us a lot of money!

This course will make your move to Ecuador easier, faster and cheaper than ours was!

What others have to say…

“Know that without your videos on Ecuador, I would not have moved here two and a half years ago. I fell in love with the land and its people but more so the culture.”

“After a little over 2 years in Ecuador, I finally saw you two in person and it really brought this whole journey full circle for me. Though I am still very fresh into this chapter of my life, it has been an amazing experience. Better than anything I could have imagined. Long story short, I came across your videos in Oct 2020, had my exploratory trip at the end of Feb 2021, and was on the plane to Cuenca in June 2021. I will be getting my permanent visa here shortly, have retired at the age of 39, and plan to stay here for the rest of my days. It truly has been magical and I feel very fortunate to be able to live this life down here. And so, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for taking the risk and sharing your experience so that others could more comfortably walk down the same path and find their own little piece of paradise. Thanks for everything!”

“I have been watching your videos and reading your blog for the last six months or so, and wanted to say thank you. I am close to retirement, and looking for my first stop along the way. To that end, I have spent the last month in Colombia, which I love. Next time around, I will visit Cuenca, which I have visited three times.  I learned Spanish in Quito, Cuenca, and Arequipa some time ago, and it is of course very helpful in Latin America. BTW, Banos is fantastic, isn’t it? Anyway, keep up the great work!”

“Me, my wife, and daughter are spending about a month here in Ecuador. I want to let you know how grateful we are for all the content you put out. Sometimes I feel people who create content mostly hear from people that are critics or complainers, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you both. Thank you!”

“I’m in Cuenca and I love it here so far…it’s only been a few days but the city is amazing! I would not have come here without you guys, thank you so much! Keep up the good work. Just thought that you would enjoy some positive feedback on what you are doing really matters!”

“I wanted to thank you two for getting me down here to Salinas, Ecuador. I decided to use two weeks of my PTO to get a feel for the area. I just finished my first week today. Loving it so far.”

“I live a stunning life now, here in Vilcabamba. I’m certain that I would have wound up in a care facility for the elderly, slowly dying the death of my soul. Your work helped me navigate the system to avoid that awful fate. I’m forever grateful to you for that. I will never leave. I’m uniquely positioned to live out the rest of my life surrounded in joy, strength, beauty and love. Thanks so much for helping me all along the way.”
 

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