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      April's devastating earthquake

      Manta Jul 15, 2016 at 4:27 PM

      We will be visiting December, 2016 and understand that there was a devastating earthquake in April 2016. How does Manta look now? Beaches clean? City safe? Is there anything special to see and do at this point?

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    • Quito to Cuenca

      Quito Yesterday

      Would like to go by bus in 1 direction but have read horror stories about dangers, cleanliness of bathrooms or lack thereof, no break stops on a 10 hour trip, etc. The picture has not been pretty but this info may be old. I am not a 1st class flyer but do need certain comforts. Can someone update me on this means of travel.....which bus line is the best, etc. I value the responses I have received in the past so look forward to any info one can provide. Thanks!

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    • Alpaca Goods

      Quito Jul 2, 2016 at 2:34 PM

      Does anyone have some general idea as to what alpaca goods will cost in Ecuador or Peru in US Dolars?

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      Crossing the Ecuador Peru border

      by Alechter Online Now Apr 18, 2016 at 6:40 AM

      I am a backpacker who will be heading towards Peru from Ecuador. What is the most effective way of crossing the border by land? It appears that there are 3 major checkpoints where this can be done, with one of them being near Vilcabamba (the others being from Machala and Macara). Specifically, I am looking for the safest, fastest and least problem-bound choice.

      Any feedback is appreciated!

    • Best time of year.

      by phil85207 Online Now Apr 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      What the best time of year to see the area, would like to do some cycling while there. Thanks.

    • Hosteria Izhcayluma

      by davidsson.christer Online Now May 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM

      Seems like this place been getting some awesome reviews and I really wanna try it. Is it hard to get a room at this place? Is it usually over-booked? I'm going there in the beginning of october, 2008. If anyone knows, please post a reply.

      /Christer

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2008 at 8:18 PM
    • Vilcabamba

      by rdsandusky Online Now Dec 2, 2007 at 9:27 AM

      1) Are yellow fever vaccinations recommended for visiting Vilcabamba ?
      2) Is Vilcabamba "child friendly" ?

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2008 at 11:03 AM
    • Vilcabamba Information Sought From a Local

      by JohnGolden Online Now Oct 18, 2007 at 6:49 PM

      Seeking contact for informational purposes only with a Vilcabamba Ecuador english speaking local or someone who has spent time in Vilcabamba.

      Please e-mail your external e-mail address if possible.

      Thanks Much,

      John

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      GSM cell phone service

      by billsparadigm Online Now Apr 24, 2007 at 10:52 AM

      Is GSM cell phone service available in Vilcabambe? Should I purchase a dual, tri or quad band phone and service in the US? If so, what is the cost and who is the best service provider? Which GSM frequencies are used 850, 900, 1800 or 1900?
      My wife and I are planning a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador in early June and want to visit Vilcabamba. Our goal is to relocate from Tennessee, USA to Ecuador by the end of 2007. Vilcabamba has the most appeal to us for its low cost of living and hopefully low crime rate as compared to the bigger cities. My wife is 61 and I am 71 and drawing Social Security. My wife will be receiving SS benefits in early 2008. We have many questions about life in Ecuador which will be mostly answered when get there in June. We would very much like to meet expats living in Vilcabamba when we arrive. Any information on relocating and living in Vilcabamba or Ecuador in general is much appreciated.
      Bill & Christa

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2007 at 2:21 PM