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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.



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It starts here. Fields of growing sugar cane, or can~a, are then taken to market.

Crushed for the juice,

it is then collected

and boiled. The fire is made from the crushed stalks. Nothing is wasted.

Once reduced, the panela is moved to a cooling table,

where it is scooped into buckets and poured into molds.


The hardened panela is sold in markets throughout Ecuador.

But in Banos, it's bought and

re-boiled to start their famous taffy production.

After half an hour of boiling, it's cooled, and placed on hooks hanging in doorways around town.

Where it is stretched,


and pulled.

Worked and stretched some more; a twenty minute process of pulling.

Seems everywhere in Banos, they're making taffy.

Finally, ripped off into pieces and placed into smaller molds, the taffy is wrapped in protective plastic.

With ribbons of fruit flavor, and nuts added, this delicious taffy is sold everywhere in Banos.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

Retire Early Lifestyle appeals to a different kind of person – the person who prizes their independence, values their time, and who doesn’t want to mindlessly follow the crowd.

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