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Roses in Ecuador: $1 a dozen

Roses in Ecuador: $1 a dozen

My young guide in Quito put it well: “There really is no excuse not to buy your girlfriend roses when they cost so little…” In the Cuenca flower market, for example, roses are $1 a dozen—a fresh bouquet will be made for you, while you wait. In Quito, in the lobby of the J.W. Marriott, an enormous bouquet that must include at least eight dozen perfectly-matched white roses beautifully dominates the lobby.

Roses in Ecuador: $1 a dozen

Roses in Ecuador: $1 a dozen

My young guide in Quito put it well: “There really is no excuse not to buy your girlfriend roses when they cost so little…” In the Cuenca flower market, for example, roses are $1 a dozen—a fresh bouquet will be made for you, while you wait. In Quito, in the lobby of the J.W. Marriott, an enormous bouquet that must include at least eight dozen perfectly-matched white roses beautifully dominates the lobby.

How One Jobless American Turned Things Around in Mexico

How One Jobless American Turned Things Around in Mexico

When Cheryl Finnegan lost her job, she considered putting up a fight. She could stay in San Francisco—maybe get back into another firm with another position in corporate marketing. Or she could do something else with her life. At the age of 39, in the middle of a divorce and with a generous severance package from her former employer, Levi Strauss, Cheryl did just that.

Unemployed in the U.S., International Designer in Mexico

Unemployed in the U.S., International Designer in Mexico

When Cheryl Finnegan lost her job, she considered putting up a fight. She could stay in San Francisco – maybe get back into another firm with another position in corporate marketing. Or she could do something else with her life. At the age of 39, in the middle of a divorce and with a generous severance package from her former employer, Levi Strauss, Cheryl did just that.

Hong Kong on the Cheap - 7 Tips

Hong Kong on the Cheap – 7 Tips

1. The Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbor between Hong Kong island and Kowloon offers views of one of the world’s most dramatic cityscapes, not to mention terrific people-watching—and it only costs 83 cents.

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