Mark and I went to serve in Ecuador as needgreaters in 2008. Our daughter Amanda joined us in 2010 and is serving in the Chinese group in Cuenca. Aaron, our son has also taken on the challenge of learning the language and culture of this beautiful land and arrived in July 2011.
We had to return to New Zealand in 2012 but have arranged things to be able to return to Ecuador August 2013
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Not a Travel Agent but.....
Sorry - this is the only photo I have at the moment
I often get emails from people wanting information about accommodation when they come to visit Cuenca. Although most people can find temporary digs on Booking.com or similar sites, I did want to share with you this information..
A lovely Ecuadorian family offer rooming in their home for visitors at a modest $10 per night per person, breakfast included. They have space for 5 people with a double room, a room with 2 single beds and a room with just one single bed. The house is very central - walking distance to most things in town and not far from the Kingdom Hall. The Mum and Dad are both regular pioneers and so would be willing to take you out on service or on studies with them. I can vouch for the fact that Ceci is a very good cook and you will be well looked after.
For a longer stay (1 or 2 months) I have been told that our old apartment is again for rent. It is a fully furnished 2 bedroom, apartment on the 4th floor of a lift-less (sad but true) apartment block and is very nice. The man that owns it is not a witness but his sisters are and he really only wants to rent it to witnesses, knowing how honest we are. These photos are from 4 years ago when we lived there, but I reckon it would just about look the same. The rent is $250 per month plus $50 for utilities, guard etc. The drawback is - it is a ways out of town and you will need 2 buses to get into town or a $5 taxi ride. The Kingdom Hall is a little walk over the hill too but that too can be averted by a taxi ride. Please be in touch via the contact form to the right, if you would like further details on either of these places.