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  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    Its a great place but very hard to find, have them call a cab for you is best advice. We took a cab out there and the driver (naturally) said he knew where it was. Well, after a tour of the countryside, asking many locals, etc, we finally found it. It really is worth going to in my opinion.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 4 years, 4 months ago

    To teach is to learn twice over, I never heard that but agree. I taught skiing and a bit of tennis and improved with both as a result. Nice article and I never thought about teaching English as a way to learn Spanish.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    Why retire ? Why are some people so fixated on retirement. As I approach 64 I am happily still working in what has and continues to be a great career. Lots of successful people, with money by the way, myself included, could retire tomorrow. Work has been rewarding and there has never been punching a clock. Just sayin.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    It would be more useful to have one map marking all locations don’t you think?

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    By no means am I defending the stupid things that the US has done. lets get that clear right off the bat. I hated those wars, but they do not define the US in and of themselves. Frankly this has been an interesting discussion, but I am tiring of it now, and in the minority anyway, no need to argue anymore, someone implied I was retired and I do…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Bill Easley, There is no question the US is less than perfect. So is Canada (health care), Ecuador (freedom of speech, economy), I could go on. I do love Cuenca, but I love the US for all it offers too. I like Canada too. But none are perfect, and I am not defending the bad things that happen in the US, only that it is still one of the best…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I will accept the word hate was too strong, but strong dislike is not. Please do not assume I am retired or anything about me without asking. As for your wife I am sorry to hear of your loss and happy of your new find. Beyond that, as I stated, my main beef is the dislike of the US. Things happen, shit happens, I get that. But blaming the US…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    This is not directed at Ed, but a general comment. If is fair to say many people simply took on too much dept, particularly for housing during that period of time, but then blamed the banks for lending them the money,,,, really ? Where is self discipline ?

    It is also fair to say that many Americans clearly live beyond their means rather than…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    yup, agree, but if you read the thread, I have been thrashed for having a different opinion than most. This is a discussion board where I would think different opinions would be debated, not personal attacks. I happen to agree with you on what you say.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Deplorable compared to what ? Nobody forced people to go to the US to make a living. People move and send money back to the home country all the time. It is called making a sacrifice short term for the long term benefit.

    The level of crime you experienced was pretty much nothing. Your choice of career was yours alone. It is hard to…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    First of all, if Edy had left out the list of the so called bad things about the US, I would probably not have bothered to comment at all. Whether they are true or not makes o difference to me, we could come up with bad things about Ecuador too, we could start with free speech, or lack thereof,,,,, but I will not go there, I like both EC and the…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    That is fine, but when expats trash the US I get angry, and to take SS adds insult to injury. How bad was living in the US, were you persecuted, live with crive, did you get an education, have a job, family ?? You obviously accumulated enough to have the freedom to move, look around you, a lot of Ecuadorians will never have that. When people…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Comparing this to Pilgrims, Jews, is comical at best. How do you arrive at 65 with nothing but social security, and then, as another poster suggested, you take it when you openly admit you hate your home country. Please.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Happy to comment. Another economic refuge who hates his home country. Hard to read and take. He has gone to Cuenca for what I consider the wrong reasons. He did not come for love of Cuenca, new adventure, experiences, family, or otherwise. No country is perfect including Ecuador.

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    you also forgot the Rotary Market

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years, 1 month ago

    To be that cheap over a taxi fare is insane, really worried about a dime ? I have heard all the excuses, no tipping in EC blah blah blah, cheap. I at least always round up, depending on the driver or the ride. Not sure of the target audience for this article, but anyone who has visited Cuenca knows this stuff, so not sure what it new here. If…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    A couple obvious omissions, Colesio (April de Abril y United Nacional) tennis, basketball, soccer, Olympic sized, kids and diving pools, and very inexpensive

    Hike Turi steps (lower is 125 steps, middle is 452, upper is 123), I usually go up the steps and back down the road

    Walking or biking Rio Yanucay is a great path and less bumpy than…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    OMG, I cannot believe you ran into the angry gringos. There are so many of us that are not, and I feel embarrassed on our behalf. You sound like a great young lady, don’t let a few bad eggs spoil your view of us, PLEASE. I personally treat everyone equally, wherever I am in the world, wish more people felt that way. In the first case the guy…[Read more]

  • Bill Fox posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Rather than google maps, use Maps.me which by default lets you download a complete country or region, Ecuador for instance, and uses no data once the map is downloaded. I use google maps too but when I am on travel I often resort to maps.me . If you do it right and get a window seat you can even track your flight if you got the right maps onboard.

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