Hi, I'm John. I'm an Ophthalmologist living in a small town (15k) in Oregon. I'm seriously considering permanently (10+ years) moving to Ecuador in 6 years (2022). By that time everything here will have been paid off and I will have a decent income (easily eligible for pensioners visa) but it's not SS income because I'll be too young by 7 years or so. But thats a small detail I can work out later.
I've done two medical mission trips to Ecuador (many others elsewhere) so far and totally loved it (Loja/Carimanga and Guayaquil- two totally opposite situations but I loved both). Spent a couple days in Quito and Cuenca but I'm not sure I could do the city life thing (I've lived in a town of 15k for 11 years now and got used to it). Loved both Quito and Cuenca, Guayaquil didn't push my buttons but would be acceptable on a limited basis (already have contacts there).
Wherever I go I need to be needed.
Last formal Spanish classes were in the 80's. I've been working feverishly since I need to be fluent in 5 years, hopefully sooner.