Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Overseas Exile: US expat evacuations: not what people think

Overseas Exile: US expat evacuations: not what people think: We've turned your country into a parking lot. The least we can do is evacuate you . Over on Reddit, I asked people's opinions ab...
If they need to evacuate US citizens abroad, they will charge the full commercial rate. That's a US government document, but let me focus on some key bits:

Who will pay to evacuate me and my family? 

If commercial carriers are operating, the Embassy will recommend that
you depart on your own and at your own expense. If you don’t have money
to pay the fare, the Embassy can help you contact family and friends and
assist in transferring money from them. In extreme circumstances, a
destitute American wishing to return to the U.S. may qualify for a
repatriation loan. The conditions for making such loans are stringent,
and your passport will be limited until you repay the loan.....<read more> http://www.overseas-exile.com/2013/03/us-expat-evacuations-not-what-people.html

Monday, January 4, 2016

Howard's Blog: Giron, Ecuador 04 JAN 2016

Howard's Blog: Giron, Ecuador: Our last adventure of 2015 was a day trip to the waterfalls of Giron with our friends Juan Carlos and Daniel. It was a beautiful day to see ...

< Giron, just outside of Cuenca is Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Howard!!>