Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Checking out at the 'SuperMaxi' Sup. Mkt. at Ventura Mall in Tumbaco


Checking in from the SuperMaxi (SM) at Ventura Mall in Tumbaco last night. MON 31 JUL17-
JIF Creamy Peanut Butter- Labeled as: "Net WT. 28oz. (1Lb 12oz) 793g. NON GMO*- Gluten Free, non affiliate price- $15.36 SM card affiliate- $14.63"

The ingredient labeling laws in EC are fairly stringent, straight forward & taken seriously, but maybe there are ways around that. 



via: Wikileaks(.org).--ECUADOR’S LEADING FAMILY BUSINESS GROUPS--
Posted on August 1, 2017 • Filed under: Business, Economy, Ecuador

C O N F I D E N T I A L QUITO 000731-SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/08/2018
TAGS: ECON, EINV, EFIN, EIND, EAGR, PGOV, EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR’S LEADING FAMILY BUSINESS GROUPS

Classified By: Reason: 1.4 B and D.

"The Wright Family"
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"--21. (SBU) The group is a leader in the commercial sector,
with its largest company being Supermarkets La Favorita,
better known as grocery stores Supermaxi and Megamaxi. The
Wright family changed the concept of grocery sales in
Ecuador, with the opening of the first supermarket chain in
Ecuador, Supermaxi (Ecuadorians used to buy their groceries
at farmer markets and at small stores). In 2005 La Favorita
had sales of over $690 million, and $355.5 million in assets.

In 2007 Lideres (El Comercio newspaper’s weekly magazine
which documents business leaders and business developments),
along with Price Waterhouse Coopers, ranked La Favorita as
the most respected company in Ecuador. Thomas Wright is the
head of the Wright family but rumors say he may be
contemplating retirement. The CEO and Executive President of
La Favorita is Thomas Wright’s son Ronald Wright; his
youngest son, Andy Wright, is Vice President. The family’s
political profile is low, although it made contributions to
different political parties during the 2006 presidential
campaign.

22. (SBU) Other companies within La Favorita in addition to
Supermaxi are: Megamaxi (Wal-mart style superstore),
Superdespensa (supermarket), Bebe Mundo (similar to Babies r
us), Jugueton (toy store), Misterbooks (bookstore), Televent
(TV Sales), ComoHogar (household supplies), Importpoint
(import company), Pollo Favorito Profasa (chicken), Andean
Milk (dairy products), Maxipan (bread), Agropesa, and Lechera
Andina (dairy products), among others. The Wrights also have
a hydroelectric generation plant, Enermax S.A., in Cotopaxi
province."--
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To just run in and out of a SuperMaxi in 30 minutes, to grab some milk, eggs, bacon, bread and a bit of chicken and a few odds & ends, barely covering the bottom of the grocery buggy is always a $100. bill for me and sweety.



I have 3 SM's in my area including a MegaMaxi, but prefer the smaller - medium sized SM store in the old Ventura Mall. It was built about 25 yrs ago, and has a good 99% occupancy of vendors & stores, No boarded up stalls nor stores going out of business: http://www.venturamall.net/

I have shopped in a many of the various SM's from one end of EC to the other over the years, if you see something on the shelf you may like or want, don't hesitate> grab it and growl, it may not be there next week....

There is a high concentration of old oil field workers from the UK - US & Canada in Cumbaya & Tumbaco Valleys since the 1960's, 70's, 80's & 90's from the good old EC oil field days, and run into them often at my local SM's they are normally easily approachable, friendly & welcoming to a relatively- newcomer like myself. (Cumbaya is 18 kms East of Quito, and 18 Kms West of the UIO Quito INT Airport, - UIO is way out in the middle of nowheres near rose plantation agriculture area since grand opening of FEB 2013.

If you see another foreigner in a SM, in the S. or N. Sierra, or Coastal, it's ok to make eye contact and or crack a smile, (unless you are on the America's Most Wanted list:) you might just make a really good friend with a boatload of knowledge & know how that's willing to share...?

--"To travel is to learn. Period!"-- 'If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.'- James Michener-

In person face 2 face no one will judge you for your shopping cart having a few transgenico GMO products or enough booze for an entire oil field workers camp, you will only see that sort criticism on the various EC Expat groups, forums & social media like fb from behind the PC monitor.

...as an old friend that frequents the SM in Ibarra N. Sierra says:
"It ain't wine, but it's CLOS" (In 2008- 1 Ltr. was $3.85, now $7.65)
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Author: Danielle Cearbaugh:

--"Did you know that a smile is contagious? It costs nothing to give, but reaps great rewards for both the receiver and the giver.

A Smile Spreads Good Cheer

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

It’s amazing that your simple smile can brighten someone’s day in a moment’s notice. Too often we underestimate the power of a smile. Although it may be considered the smallest act of caring and it takes little or no effort on our part, it has the power to turn a life around—in fact more than one.

Like the ripple effect of a pebble tossed into a pond, your smile will spread far beyond the first person who receives it. You never know how many people will benefit because you smiled first....."
www.littlethingsmatter.com/blog/2010/07/19/the-ripple-effect-of-a-smile/
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Sorry for not posting a blog here on "JJinEC" since MAY17, it has been one introductory / exploratory road trip after another, and 1-2-3 months later same guest needs a move in and set up- for example, I had a great 2014, a slow 2015 & 16, but this 2017 is wide open, let's all go to EC at the same time, lol:)

"Road Trip UIO - Cotacachi - Mindo - Canoa - Bahia - Manta - Olon, Montanita, Manglaralto"

--"Pulled out of my driveway in Quito- TUE 11 JUL - returned home Two Weeks later TUE 25 JUL17 - 2,010 kms = 1,246 miles round trip~ On way up the Coast from Olon- North back to Quito stopped in and visited with the Zambrano Family in the Rio Canoa Community, 6kms inland from Canoa Beach~ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1503032669763883.1073741879.112919505441880&type=1&l=9714b11078

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WED 24 de MAYO 2017, Organic Ecuadorian Cigar Shop in Quito~

CATALOG Taita Cana.
Types of Tobacco TAITA CANA

All our tobaccos are made with Ecuadorian Tobacco and 100% organic grown in Olmedo and Loja - Ecuador you can find them in our local shop located in the colonial center of Quito, Barrio San Marcos Junín E2-17 and Ortiz Bilbao, Second Floor. Next to the museum of watercolor and painting.

CHAMICO


Tabaco de calado Suave/Medio. Tiempo de fumado de 5 a 10 minutos. Envuelto en papel presurizado de tabaco 100% orgánico. Dureza media baja 3 gp, Ideal para combinar con bebidas calientes e infusiones taita cana o taita cana Late. O un cortado.

 Costo individual 0,40$ (Solo en el local)
Caja de 18 unidades 5,00$

Cigarrete   

You can make your own tobacco in the local is the improved chamico with filter and paper of bamboo, in different macerations 100% organic and natural, like menthol and red fruits. Smooth draft tobacco. Also in macerated menthol. Time smoked for 5 to 10 minutes. Based on chamico, with filter and 100% organic bamboo paper, low hardness 2gp. Ideal to combine with hot drinks and infusions taita cana, taita cana Late O a cut.

Costo individual 0,50$ (Solo en el local)
Caja de 10 unidades 4,00$
https://taitacanatabaco.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thu April 27, 2017 Water. Clean Drinking Water #AtoZChallenge

Drinking tap water in coastal Ecuador is a great way to get parasites. Or worse.
-- EJB

A few weeks after the April 16, 2016 7.8 Ecuador earthquake, Tennessee pastor Gary Vance arrived in Puerto López. He had a suitcase full of water filters and a plan - provide clean drinking water for those who needed it.
Clean water welcomed in a tent camp
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
He offered to install a water filter for the Olón orphanage. We went there the next morning. Gary installed a filter and trained a thrilled staff on maintaining it.
Water filter installed at the Olón Orphanage
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
Gary spent the rest of that trip traveling, making contacts, and installing filters in tent camps and communities throughout the earthquake damaged area.
Filters installed in a camp
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance

Gary was already planning his return trip and negotiating bulk filter pricing before he flew home. He founded the Tears2Water charity to "quench the thirst of victims of the earthquake devastation in Ecuador."
Gary's suitcase full of filters is behind him in this photo
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
Gary has made six trips to Ecuador since the earthquake, spent 88 days in country, delivered 1000 filters, and documented over 5000 people who have gained filtered water.
Clean water!
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
He trains local partners who install filters and train communities on proper use.
Filter installation
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
Each filter provides enough water for 100 people per day. Small communities may only need one filter for all of their clean water needs.
Buckets with filters attached
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
Elizabeth (pink shirt) training people on their filter buckets
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance

Bringing new filter bucket home
Photo courtesy of Gary Vance
Gary's seventh visit is in a few weeks. It won't be his last.
Did you ever begin a small project that turned into a passion?

If you are visiting from the #AtoZChallenge please include your blog link in a comment so I can check it out.

Related posts: Earthquake, Post-Earthquake

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2nd. Passport- Simon Black- Sovereign Man- March 29, 2017-

via Simon Black- Sovereign Man- March 29, 2017-
--"I’ll never forget the day over 17 years ago, when the Fedex envelope finally arrived. Inside was my very first second passport. It was an incredible feeling. And one of the things that got me started on this journey.

Suddenly I realized that I was no longer beholden to one nation. That no single government had exclusive authority over me. I had more options. I had more freedom.

It was a feeling I’d never had before. It was like I had been missing something for my whole life, but never even knew it until that exact moment. Then I wondered how I had ever gotten along before without a second passport.

I cannot overstate the benefits of this. Having a second passport is something I call the ultimate insurance policy.
 
 

It ensures that, no matter what, you always have a place to go. To live. To work. To do business. To retire. And in some cases, even seek refuge.

Now, obtaining a second passport often takes time to establish, sometimes years. So it’s advisable to start thinking about your options sooner rather than later.

It took a long time for me-- probably more than two years. That’s because I had no idea what I was doing… no guidance, no tips, no contacts. I had to figure it all out for myself.
 
 

But if I knew back then what I know today, I would’ve obtained my passport in a fraction of the time-- just a couple of months.

This shows, once again, how oftentimes the right information can pay an extraordinary return on investment.

And that’s exactly the kind of information we strive to provide to our members here at Sovereign Man.

That’s why today, I would like to share with you a complimentary preview of one of our premium intelligence reports from Sovereign Man: Confidential.

Inside you will learn the fast track process that allows you to obtain a second passport in just a few months at almost no cost if you have grandparents from Italy.

This type of citizenship is known as jus sanguinis and is commonplace across most of Europe, including Greece, Ireland, Britain, Hungary and many more.

Remember, if you’re not part of the lucky bloodline club, anyone can obtain a second passport with a little bit of patience.

In many countries you can be eligible to apply for naturalization after a fixed number of years of continuous residency.
 
 

Oftentimes, you don’t even need to spend the preponderance of that time in the country and it can be as short as just two years.
 
 

And while you are waiting to become eligible to apply for naturalization, you still have legal residency in the country, which provides you the major benefit of being able to live, work, do business or retire there.

Getting a second passport is a no-brainer strategy that will provide a lifelong benefit not just to you, but your children, grandchildren and all future generations.

And with the right knowledge, anyone can obtain a second passport.

To your freedom,

Simon Black https://www.sovereignman.com/
 
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  21 MAR 2017- GringoTree: --"One of the biggest choices facing an expat after moving to Ecuador and obtaining a Permanent Residency Visa, is whether of not to jump through the next procedural hoop of becoming an Ecuadorian Citizen. For those of you that are hoping to apply for citizenship, we’ve taken the guess work out of the entire process. Read on to find out about all of the current required documents, and procedures, you will need to obtain your citizenship... https://www.gringotree.com/ecuadorian-citizenship-naturalization-need-know/
 
 
 
 ~All the Very Best on Your Endeavors in Ecuador~
All of my Services, web & blog links, articles, photos,
 videos, references, info and contact
 tel. #'s - US & EC. are all below:

Thank You,
Jack Abercrombie,
Quito- ECUADOR S.A.
journeymanjack.com@gmail.com
Relocation Ecuador: http://JourneymanJack.com/

toll free from U.S. & Canada:
770-828-7913, Ec. Off: 02-380-4088,
Ec. Cell: 098-828-8953, Whatsapp: 593-98-828-8953,
Talk free on "skype" user name: "Jack.Abercrombie"

(In Emergency) Iridium Satellite Phone from the
US & Canada: 011-8816-2146-2897,
from within EC: 00-8816-2146-2897,

Fb: http://www.facebook.com/JourneymanJackinEcuador

Blog: http://journeymanjackinecuador.blogspot.com/

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzl4rnxszGXGXEn-WY91hzg

Linked: https://ec.linkedin.com/in/jackabercrombie

twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneyJEcuador

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Gold Savings Program: https://www.karatbars.com/landing/?s=journeymanjack

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JourneymanJack 100% positive feedback (1205*) eBay member since 12 NOV 2003:
http://www.ebay.com/usr/journeymanjack

My photos in Google+ / Picasa web albums:
 https://get.google.com/albumarchive/108089047953129234429?source=pwa

My google maps - saved places - frequented in EC:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212187393968777541090.000479e892ce8f4227992&msa=0

Photos of the Transport - Tour Vehicle: 2011 Kia K2700 Diesel 1.5 Ton 4wd / 4dr / half passenger van / half truck: https://goo.gl/photos/YNfWxUoU1toAMpz9A

"The dogs were too big to fly from Quito to Cuenca, so we arranged to have them driven down by the
famous Journeyman Jack who specializes in relocation."
http://www.cuencahighlife.com/an-expat-familys-move-to-cuenca-handling-the-details-and-settling-in/

"The best driving routes, and driving times in Ecuador"- This week I had the pleasure to interview someone that knows the roads of Ecuador better than ANYONE I know.
Jack Abercrombie, an American expat from Atlanta who has lived in Ecuador for over 8 years now and has a heavy-duty truck he uses to help expats move heavy loads of belongings within Ecuador.
- See more at: http://ecuadorrealestate.org/driving-times-in-ecuador/#sthash.hO5THOOg.dpuf

"Jack Abercrombie, a well known tour guide-driver from Quito (the capital of Ecuador) was visiting the area for a few days and called for a gathering of friends at Fabiano's (our favorite pizza spot). He anticipated maybe 20-25 people. We ended the afternoon at over 40 Attendees- http://www.retiredincuenca.com/2014/05/cinco-de-mayo-mexican-holiday-in-ecuador.html

-Driving In Ecuador Vs The USA: 21 Major Differences- "This week I had the chance to sit down with one guy who knows the roads of Ecuador better than anyone I know, Jack Abercrombie, a guy from Atlanta who has been living in Ecuador a few years now. He has a truck he uses to help new arrival expats in Ecuador move large loads of goods and pets within Ecuador.  You can reach him at:
http://ecuadorrealestate.org/driving-in-ecuador-vs-the-usa-21-major-differences/

"Some people choose jobs, some jobs choose people. Take “Journeyman Jack” Abercrombie. He’s based in Cumbaya, Ecuador, and is an expert on life as an expat the way few are. He can help you give birth to your dream of moving to Ecuador, facilitate the transition with ease- https://www.gringotree.com/do-you-have-an-exit-strategy/?goal=0_abb51ee8d2-78784da2fb-109772665

RELOCATION SERVICES TO ECUADOR - TOURS TO ECUADOR - JOURNEYMAN JACK:
http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/ecuador-relocation-and-tour-services-journeyman-jack-2/34635/
{Comprehensive Introductory / Exploratory Tours Custom Fitted to your Relocation wants and needs with Pre-Trip Planning, Reservations, Expats & Locals Meet Ups, Rentals / Realty, Survival Spanish, Intro to EC Customs & Culture, Translator, Shopping,....

(the following would come later if you decide EC is for you)> Immigration, Residency Visas, Import / Export- Pets, Air Cargo, Vehicle & Home Inspections, Marriage Registration, Dual Citizenship, Dual Passports, Document Translations, Insurance, Healthcare, Law / Tax, Banking, Farm Land, Property & Site Management, Sea Container Shipping & Logistics, Security & Safety
 Measures, Finding Missing Persons In EC., Skype Video Or Toll Free Tel. Consultations}

(PS) What is STEP? Benefits of Enrolling in STEP: The - Smart - Traveler - Enrollment - Program,
 (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their
 trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.: https://step.state.gov/step/

(PSS) USA- Veterans Crisis / Suicide Hot Line- 1-800-273-8255

The content in my web site & videos on my You Tube Channel: "Journeyman Jack In Ecuador" & http://journeymanjack.com/ are provided for informational purposes only. Use the information found in these formats as a starting point for conducting your own research and conduct your own due diligence BEFORE making any significant Relocation or Investing decisions.
"Journeyman Jack In Ecuador" & http://journeymanjack.com/ assumes all information to be truthful and reliable; however, I cannot and do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Thank You,
'JJinEc'

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cumbaya, ECUADOR 'Quito Muscle Car' Club Show OUT!!! SAT 26 NOV 2016

Published on Nov 26, 2016
My Sweety-Pie walked in the door about 5:45pm from a long hard day of X-mas Shopping and said there was a Classic Car show going on at our subdivision community building parking lot just 3 - 4 blocks away in the middle of our neighborhood.

Earlier in the afternoon I had heard some loud music & an occasional revved up motor and burn out from time to time, but just shrugged it off to weekend warrior neighborhood kids.

I grabbed my day pack with my trusty Canon SX160IS and out the door we went. Sun comes up 6:15 and sun goes down 6:15 here on the Equator, so I knew I would be able to grab a few shots at least.

I was so delighted and surprised to see the over a dozen well preserved & some restored, and some slick custom work on 1) 1950 Ford Pick Up.

Mostly 6) Fords, 2) '69 Mach1's, BOSS 302, '68 Fairlane 4dr.,
2) Chevys, a '72 Camaro, and a '62 Impala,
2) Pontiac 'TA' Firebirds, a '76 Bandit Edition,
2) MOPARs, RoadRunner & a '74 Charger,
1) 80's Porche Carrera,

We walked up to the Show at about 5:55 and the organizers had some orange cones set up with various members backing up at a high rate of speed peeling rubber weaving through the cones backwards & forwards, and there was some 'Pilsner Beer' & 'Jack Daniels' involved to complicate things.

..well about straight up 6pm one of the neighbors must have called the LAW, well you know the 'Fuzz mannn...

The local Police Show up in a little 4 door KIA 4 banger sedan, The Club reserved & rented the community club house, and they were technically on private property, but with beer & whiskey bottles all along the side walks, the Club Members kooled their heels for a moment, and just as soon as the Law pulled out of the subdivision they lit the Muther Up..!!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

The five best places to move if you don’t like the US election results- FRI 04 NOV16

 Amy Schumer said she'd move to Spain. Bryan Cranston said he'd move to Canada. Jon Stewart said he'd move to another planet. At last count, 23 celebrities have claimed they'll leave the country if they don't like the election results.

No matter who becomes the next U.S. President—Clinton or Trump—a contingent of disaffected voters is likely to look overseas for better options. According to a new report from the editors of International Living, they'll find many that offer excellent-value, warm-weather and proximity to home. 

These are places where not only is the cost of living lower and the weather better, but where it's a lot easier to tune out the political noise back home, too. 

Here are International Living's editors' picks for the top five places to escape to if politics is getting you down.

 

Ecuador

Sea turtles, Galapagos Islands
Paul Kennedy | Getty Images
Sea turtles, Galapagos Islands-
"Ecuador really does have everything...from the Galapagos Islands to the Amazon basin and the Andes Mountains, from big, modern cities to small, quaint villages. And up until now, one particular area of Ecuador has been overlooked—and that's its 937 miles of Pacific coastline and its beautiful mainland beaches. 

Ecuador draws a wide range of foreigners: entrepreneurs, travelers, humanitarian workers, foreign officials, diplomats, business people of all stripes, and retirees looking to stretch their budget and experience a different way of life. Many expats are attracted by the country's less-intrusive government and the tranquility of being removed from the terrorist and antiterrorist campaigns that make headlines in other parts of the world.

Generally speaking, the expats who have settled in Ecuador are those who tend to blend into society rather than live together in expat-oriented communities. Nonetheless, a bit of time in any town of significant size in Ecuador is all it takes to find the gringo haunts and watering holes....<read more> http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/04/the-five-best-places-to-move-if-you-dont-like-the-us-election-results-commentary.html 
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 THU 20 OCT16- 'The Heisenberg black hat in 'Breaking Bad' is made in Ecuador'
--"Anyone who has seen the TV series ' Breaking Bad ' can forget the moment the quiet Walter White becomes the "bad" Heisenberg. What few people know is that his inseparable black hat short brim born from a model made in Ecuador. In a factory yard hats toquilla Homero Ortega, in the city of Cuenca, hangs, among many other celebrities, a picture of Bryan Cranston, actor who plays a chemistry teacher .......


.....In recent times, and judging by the sales of countless pieces pattern of 'Breaking Bad' by the demand, as confirmed by Ortega, it appears that Heisenberg wins the game to other celebrities and even today, three years after the end of the series in the United States (2008-2013), continues to thrive."-- http://www.elcomercio.com/…/sombrero-breakingbad-pajatoquil…

Ninguna persona que haya visto la serie de televisión 'Breaking Bad' puede olvidar el momento en que el tranquilo Walter White deviene en el "malo" Heisenberg.…
elcomercio.com
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<Comments from me Journeyman Jack in Ecuador> 
Before moving down to Ecuador sight unseen, let me help you plan out a Custom Fitted 2 - 3 - 4 week Exploratory / Introduction / Relocation Tour.  Relocating & moving to Live in Ecuador can be challenging and rewarding as well. Allow me to show you the ropes with a "boots on the ground" Introduction.

About me: 

I’m Journeyman Jack Abercrombie, your Private tour guide for VIP Ecuador Relocation.  Tours streamlined down to 1 on 1 single person, 1 or 2 couples, a family, and businesses thinking of moving to any area or part of the Republic of Ecuador. (I do not offer tours in a mixed group setting / there are 2-3 good companies that provide that in a 20 - 30 - 40 persons group setting)

 I live in Cumbaya / Quito. I’m a dual EC/ US citizen and have lived & worked full time in Ecuador for going on 9 years.  I will help you pre-plan & custom fit your Tour to your wants & needs beforehand so that your time in Eucador is optimized to the maximum potential. 

Offering popular destinations in Ecuador:
  N. Sierra - Eastern Suburb Valleys of Cumbaya, Tumbaco, and 2 hrs North of Quito- Otavalo - Cotacachi & Ibarra. 


Coastal: Canoa - Bahia - San Clemente - Crucita - Manta - Sant Marianita - San Lorenzo - Puerto Cayo - Puerto Lopez - Olon / Montanita - Ayampe - Bellinita - Salinas - Playas ~


S. & Central Sierra: Baños, Cuenca, Cajas, Loja, Malacatos and Vilcabamba,



 Also offering unpopular destinations Mountain & Coastal for farming and self sustaining communities.


{Comprehensive Introductory / Exploratory Tours Custom Fitted to your Relocation wants and needs with Pre-Trip Planning, Reservations, Expats & Locals Meet Ups, Rentals / Realty, Survival Spanish, Intro to EC Customs & Culture, Translator, Shopping,....

(the following would come later if you decide EC is for you)> Immigration, Residency Visas, Import / Export- Pets, Air Cargo,
 Vehicle & Home Inspections, Marriage Registration, Dual Citizenship, Dual Passports, Document Translations, Insurance,
 Healthcare, Law / Tax, Banking, Farm Land, Property & Site Management, Sea Container Shipping & Logistics, Security & Safety Measures, Finding Missing Persons In EC., Skype Video Or Toll Free Tel. Consultations} 


I have 75+ references with their contact info I can provide upon request.

~All the Very Best on Your Endeavors in Ecuador~
All of my Services, web & blog links, articles, photos,
 videos, references, info and contact
 tel. #'s - US & EC. are all below:

Thank You,
Jack Abercrombie,
Cumbaya, Quito- ECUADOR
journeymanjack.com@gmail.com
see Ecuador: http://JourneymanJack.com/

toll free from U.S. & Canada:
770-828-7913,
Ecuador Off: 02-380-4088,
Claro: 098-806-6508,
Movistar: 098-743-3009,
Whatsapp: 593-98-579-0109,
Talk free on "skype" user name: "Jack.Abercrombie"

(In Emergency) Iridium Satellite Phone from the
US & Canada: 011-8816-2146-2897,
from within EC: 00-8816-2146-2897,

Fb Travel Page: http://www.facebook.com/JourneymanJackinEcuador

Blog: http://journeymanjackinecuador.blogspot.com/

'JJiEC' You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzl4rnxszGXGXEn-WY91hzg

Linked: https://ec.linkedin.com/in/jackabercrombie

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My photos in Google+ / Picasa web albums:
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My google maps - saved places - frequented in EC:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212187393968777541090.000479e892ce8f4227992&msa=0

Photos of the Transport - Tour Vehicle: 2011 Kia K2700 Diesel 1.5 Ton 4wd / 4dr / half passenger van /
half truck: https://goo.gl/photos/YNfWxUoU1toAMpz9A

Journeyman Jack in Ecuador Tours, Van Service & Gen. Transport:
 (ecuador craigslist > services offered > travel/vacation services)

"The dogs were too big to fly from Quito to Cuenca, so we arranged to have them driven down by the
famous Journeyman Jack who specializes in relocation."
http://www.cuencahighlife.com/an-expat-familys-move-to-cuenca-handling-the-details-and-settling-in/

"The best driving routes, and driving times in Ecuador"-
This week I had the pleasure to interview someone that knows the roads of Ecuador better than ANYONE I know.
Jack Abercrombie, an American expat from Atlanta who has lived in Ecuador for over 8 years now and has a heavy-duty
truck he uses to help expats move heavy loads of belongings within Ecuador.- See more at: http://ecuadorrealestate.org/driving-times-in-ecuador/#sthash.hO5THOOg.dpuf

"Jack Abercrombie, a well known tour guide-driver from Quito (the capital of Ecuador) was visiting the area for a few
days and called for a gathering of friends at Fabiano's (our favorite pizza spot). He anticipated maybe 20-25 people.
We ended the afternoon at over 40!- http://www.retiredincuenca.com/2014/05/cinco-de-mayo-mexican-holiday-in-ecuador.html

"Some people choose jobs, some jobs choose people. Take “Journeyman Jack” Abercrombie. He’s based in Cumbaya, Ecuador, and is an expert on life as an expat the way few are. He can help you give birth to your dream of moving to Ecuador,
facilitate the transition with ease- https://www.gringotree.com/do-you-have-an-exit-strategy/?goal=0_abb51ee8d2-78784da2fb-109772665

RELOCATION SERVICES TO ECUADOR - TOURS TO ECUADOR - JOURNEYMAN JACK:
http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/ecuador-relocation-and-tour-services-journeyman-jack-2/34635/

"Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn." - Delmore Schwartz-



Saturday, October 1, 2016

All About Loja, Ecuador: Note:  Before I tell you more about Loja below, h...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016-

Note:
 Before I tell you more about Loja below, here's a link to the book documenting my first three years in Ecuador -- the first was in Cuenca and the rest in Loja.  The book was originally to share what we endured to get our residency visas, but since that took more than three years, it ends up explaining much about how things are in Ecuador for a North
American building a new life here.  If you want to check it out, you can see the book on Amazon by clicking here



<click here to read entire post> All About Loja, Ecuador:
Note:  Before I tell you more about Loja below, h...
: Note:  Before I tell you more about Loja below, here's a link to the book documenting my first three years in Ecuador --