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Old 02-20-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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You might also like Quito Ecuador. US dollar is the currency. Right on the equator so the sun rises and sets basically the same time every day of the year. 12 hour day and night. Absolutely beautiful weather year round with no heat and no cold temperatures at 10,000 feet. Dry air like colorado. Beautiful mountains and if you want to experience the seasons you don't have to travel far to be in the higher elevations with snow. You can also take an adventure trip to tropical jungles by the Amazon and all the cool parrots and jungle communities. Loved playing pool outside in the jungle with the locals. Also who can resist a 600 mile plane trip to the galapogous islands?Absolutely wonderful there. Also San Sebastion Mexico. High elevation perfect weather mountains and lots of retirees from the US. Plus you get the advantage at least right now of the peso to the dollar ratio. Why decide on one place? It is so much easier to rent than own and if you find the perfect place you can always stay forever. No hurry to decide. You're retired. I love to just go places and hang out until I decide it is enough. Isn't that what retirement is? Hell ya.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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You might also like Quito Ecuador. US dollar is the currency. Right on the equator so the sun rises and sets basically the same time every day of the year. 12 hour day and night. Absolutely beautiful weather year round with no heat and no cold temperatures at 10,000 feet. Dry air like colorado. Beautiful mountains and if you want to experience the seasons you don't have to travel far to be in the higher elevations with snow. You can also take an adventure trip to tropical jungles by the Amazon and all the cool parrots and jungle communities. Loved playing pool outside in the jungle with the locals. Also who can resist a 600 mile plane trip to the galapogous islands?Absolutely wonderful there. Also San Sebastion Mexico. High elevation perfect weather mountains and lots of retirees from the US. Plus you get the advantage at least right now of the peso to the dollar ratio. Why decide on one place? It is so much easier to rent than own and if you find the perfect place you can always stay forever. No hurry to decide. You're retired. I love to just go places and hang out until I decide it is enough. Isn't that what retirement is? Hell ya.


I have one point for people that you mention but not really elaborate but Quito's elevation of nearly 10k feet is very hard on anyone with breathing difficulties. That does not mean that all of Ecuador is like that. You just happened to pick the one city in the country that some should avoid. A better location to consider is Cuenca or Loja in the south Santo Domingo in the north. Manta, Puento Lopez and Salinas on the coast. All have a nice moderate climate and 2 summers every year.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:37 AM
 
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no cold temperatures at 10,000 feet.
Obviously "cold" is subjective, but to me having an average low in the 40s and average high in the mid 60s all year qualifies. Sure there isn't anything extreme like snow storms or single digit weather, but I would never even want to sit outside for morning coffee or evening dinner in weather like that.

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Old 02-20-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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contrast that to the average temperatures in Guayaquil.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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I have long thought that ideal weather is between 20 and 60 degrees, dry and sunny. I certainly hope that I can live at high altitude in older age after my lifetime at sea level on the East Coast. No breathing problems, no smoking, etc. I have adapted OK when vacationing although my first breath at 13,000 feet was a real eye-opener. (Had ridden a horse up to that altitude and gotten off for lunch- it was like drinking skim milk for the first time).

The town I am planning to move to is 7,000 feet and I will likely not be going above that for any particular reason (have done the horseback trip, the jeep trip, and other tourist things).
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Having the same weather year round might appeal to some, I would find it boring after a while. I like having seasons.
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