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Looking for friends, please help

I realize this may not be the correct forum but I don’t know where else to post. I am an American living in Ecuador for the past 5 years. When I first arrived here I came alone, and I had nothing but a small retirement income, shared with my ex through the divorce. So, I came to start a new life here, and I dedicated all of my time and effort to building another stable life and income. I am embarrassed to say that I have never in these five years, met a fellow American, male or female.

I have learned Spanish while here and I really miss conversation in English. I live primarily in Guayaquil but have traveled throughout the country. I have no friends, only business associates or employees. I am now financially stable again and I have the time and the desire to have friends. Preferably, American friends. I realize there are more Americans in areas like Cuenca and Cuenca is close by. I have stayed in Cuenca a few times but I have had no success in meeting people. I simply don’t know how to go about it making friends there. I am going to arrive in Cuenca again later today and stay a couple of days. I know something about the underbelly of this country. From my own experience I know a lot about what not to do, safety awareness, street survival, buying high dollar items at low cost, real estate,

I am in my early 50s. I am from the midwest and so I have conservative views if that matters. I am opinionated and stubborn, and not really very politically correct. But I am honest. I have no vices, I mean well and I try to do what’s right. Surely there must be others who, like me, are bored and would like a friend to talk to, play cards, travel, fish, hike, etc.?

If there is anyone who can steer me in the right direction, to find friends, please help.
My whatsapp 098 962 3995 or cell 099 567 6370

Edward: 099 567 6370. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca