Talk to anyone who has relocated to Ecuador and you will find that each person's story, motivation, and experience is unique. Some are here for economic reasons, others for the climate, others still for the adventure and excitement of living in another country...and many for all of the above. I came to Ecuador at the age of 24. My assignment with the Peace Corps brought me here, so Ecuador was not my own choice...but I've come to realize what a stroke of luck it was to land in this amazing country.
As I meet more and more people who are interested in moving here, I think back to that day in 1984 when Ecuador first came onto my radar... I ran out to the mailbox and saw the letter I had been waiting weeks for—my invitation to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer somewhere in the world. I tore open the envelope and read... My two-year assignment was to be a rural public health nurse in Ecuador.