As a result they will ask probing questions in order to assess how open, trustworthy or reliable you may be.
One should not take this negatively or as an intrusion but rather be forthcoming with information.
Most holidays and celebrations are based on Christian festivals.
Due to historical circumstances the Church is wrapped up with the process of government.
The main indigenous groups of the Amazon region are the Huaoranis, Achuar, Shuar, Cofán, Siona-Secoya, Shiwiar, and Záparo.
The government declared the Tageri, relatives of the Huaoranis, "intangible," denoting their desire to live far from civilization.
Location: Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru Capital: Quito Climate: tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands Population: 15,654,411 (July 2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish and others 7%, black 3% Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5% Government: republic There are many languages spoken in Ecuador.
From birth, children are raised to understand that they will have different roles and expectations in life. They can be quite tactile and tend to stand much closer to each other when speaking than in many other cultures.Three cultures still exist: the Aws, the Chachis or Cayapas and the Tsachilas or Colorados.The Roman Catholic Church has a strong influence on personal and social behaviour is part of national identity.Never let someone think that you do not trust them; since trust and personal relationships are the cornerstone of business you must ensure that this is solid.
If you retire in Ecuador, every cliché you’ve heard about living large on little money–about settling into the lap of luxury on even a pensioner’s budget – is true.
In fact, they will generally tell you what they think will please you rather than what they actually plan to do.