Paul Acee's Ecuador

January 5, 2017
by Paul Acee

Buying Prescription Drugs in Ecuador Without a Prescription

Buying prescription drugs in Ecuador without a prescription is very easy to do.  I’m sure that sounds confusing but I’ll explain. With the exception of narcotics and some pain medications you can get just about any pharmaceutical drug at an Ecuador pharmacy without a prescription.

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October 24, 2016
by Paul Acee

Visiting Qualaceo, Ecuador from Cuenca

I spent today visiting Qualaceo, Ecuador. Qualaceo, nicknamed “El Jardin Del Azuay” (The Garden of Azuay), is a Canton (territorial subdivision) in the south-central region of Ecuador. It belongs to Azuay Province, Ecuador. The population is about 42,000 inhabitants. The elevation is about 8,000 feet and it’s about 20 miles east of Cuenca.

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October 16, 2016
by Paul Acee

Mercart Food Garden, Casa del Río

I stopped by the Mercart Food Garden, Casa del Río de Quinta Lucrecia this afternoon. This is the third edition of this event and the last day of this three day Cuenca, Ecuador event.

Casa del Río de Quinta Lucrecia is gorgeous and I welcomed the excuse to go in and look around for the first time. It’s on Primero de Mayo and I ride my bike right by there every day on the river trail.

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September 16, 2016
by Paul Acee

Santa Isabel, Ecuador, Day Trip From Cuenca

I did a little sightseeing and took a Santa Isabel, Ecuador, day trip from Cuenca yesterday. Santa Isabel is a small mountain town in Ecuador’s Yunguilla Valley just south of Cuenca. The population is around 20,000 and Santa Isabel is also a Canton (county) in Azuay Province. Cuenca is the capitol of Azuay.

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July 15, 2016
by Paul Acee
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Ecuagenera – Gualaceo, Ecuador

I took a day trip to Ecuagenera – Qualaceo, Ecuador today from Cuenca. What an incredible place. Ecuagenera in Qualaceo, Ecuador has the largest collection of orchid species and orchid hybrids in the world.

When I got off the bus from Cuenca I walked into the gift shop which has orchids for sale and several books also.

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June 21, 2016
by Paul Acee

Living in Ecuador

One of the many benefits of living in Ecuador is the low cost of fruits and vegetables. In Cuenca if you go to super mercados like Coral or Supermaxi I think the prices are comparable to what you would pay in North America.

The savings here comes when you go to Feria Libre (free market) or the mercados in el centro. Another good source are urban farmers that sell their produce on the sidewalk like the one pictured here.

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