Looking for a Guide/Translator + Home-Stay Opportunity
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jun 28, 2012 10:05 AM Last Post By: sinduda
Jun 26, 2012 7:14 PM
Looking for a Guide/Translator + Home-Stay OpportunityMy husband and I will be traveling in Ecuador from September to December as we explore business opportunities and residency. We intend to travel through as much of Ecuador (west of the Andes) as energies and time permit.
We are looking for a knowledgeable, bilingual individual that has the time and interest to act as a paid guide and translator for all or part of our stay.
We are looking for a home-stay opportunity. We are respectful and open-minded. Our interests are spirituality, gold-detecting, nature, art, health and happiness.
What kind of internet service can we expect as we travel through the different regions? Is there a favored service provider you’d recommend?
Although shots are not required, what inoculations (if any) did you find helpful?
Can reasonably intelligent folk get through the residency application process on their own, or is it truly an attorney’s arena?
We are excited to return the favor and pay-it-forward many times over in ways we haven't even thought of yet.
Jun 28, 2012 10:05 AM
1I can't address all, but I can tell you that you definitely need an attorney for the visa process. The rules and directors change so often, unless you are fluent in Spanish and park yourself in Quito, you're in for a world of frustration and will probably end up hiring a lawyer in the end anyway.
No shots necessary unless going to the Amazon basin. Internet service is often limited to towns and cities though you can get prepaid internet service via a cell phone depending on where you plan to travel. Internet service is not as fast as you are used to, but will suffice as long as you're not uploading huge photos, etc. Internet cafes are everywhere.
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