A Healthier, Happier Life is Waiting for You in Ecuador

I was a little choked up on stage at the amount of applause when I proclaimed to the audience, “Hooray, I’m fat.” I was giving a talk at a recent International Living conference. It was an overview of the healthcare system in Ecuador, with personal descriptions of visits to clinics, doctors, and even hospitals taken from real-life experiences.

Low Prices and Living Like a Local with Ecuador’s Markets

“Honey, I think we need to make a trip to the ‘Tad,” my wife Rita said to me the other day. “Great,” I replied. We’re just mad about the ‘Tad. The place my wife was referring to was La Libertad—a.k.a. The ‘Tad—a bustling commerce town a short bus ride from our home in Salinas on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. We often make the trip there to do a little shopping and run some errands.