Since I arrived in Ecuador with my wife Heidi and son Easton just over a year ago, I have experienced both the slower pace of life on the Pacific coast, and the activity of city life in the Andean mountains. My time living on the coast was in a little town called Bahia de Caraquez.
For years, I dreamt of moving to Ecuador...of living on the warm, tropical shores of the deep blue Pacific. But after years of simply "dreaming" about it, my wife, Heidi and I realized we had to set ourselves a deadline and simply go...or we never would.
My wife, Heidi, and I moved to Ecuador from Utah just over a year ago. We wanted to swap the regular routine back home for a more stimulating, affordable lifestyle. We first lived in the beach community of Bahia de Caraquez but moved to the temperate mountain city of Cuenca last April.
A year ago, I left my job and moved to Ecuador. When I told my co-workers I was moving 18 months before I actually did, they didn’t believe me. As the time got closer, they decided I was crazy to leave a well-paying, secure job to move to a “Third World country.”