With so much negativity in the media surrounding COVID 19, it's easy to get lost in a sea of anxiety and forget why we moved to Ecuador in the first place. This article is part of my attempt to refocus my energy on the abundance of things I'm still grateful for. Perhaps even more grateful […]
Editor’s note: I interviewed Tim and Crystal at the very start of the COVID19 pandemic when we all had no idea how far-reaching and devastating the virus would become. As I publish this (late July 2020), all tourism business on the Galapagos has been severely affected and it’s still unclear when tourists will be able […]
The cost of living in Cuenca, or Ecuador in general, is often cited as one of the core reasons why expats move here. It was a consideration for Michelle and me too. In particular, the cost of schools in Cuenca is approx half of that in Quito. So, we decided to move from Quito to […]
Unfortunately, getting a driver’s licence in Ecuador isn’t as easy as just turning up to the issuing authority and transferring your existing licence. But, the process isn’t terribly painful either - once you know how... I’ve covered the 3 main pathways most expats use to obtain their Ecuadorian driver’s licence below. There is also an […]
Finding updated, quality information on traveling and living in Ecuador can be like bobbing for apples - after many searches you might get lucky & find a winner. So, I've compiled the following shortlist of Ecuador blogs and resources that you can use as a starting off point. Each of these resources has been helpful […]
What do expats wish they knew before taking the plunge and moving to Ecuador? Turns out it's a lot. Some of these things might be surface level, and in that case, you have a good shot of picking them up on an investigative trip to Ecuador before committing to the move. Which, I fully encourage […]
Bolones de verde are one of the most common snacks you’ll find throughout Ecuador. You’ll find them sold on the street, in markets, bus stations, cafes and restaurants. But, my favorite are the homemade bolones you’ll find in grandma’s kitchen. The below recipe is adapted from a simple recipe used by Michelle’s mom – an […]
Ecuador is the Mecca for hummingbird watchers and photographers. With more than 130 of the world's 340 species, it's no surprise Ecuador is known as the "Land of Hummingbirds" and the hummingbird capital of the world. Hummingbirds (colibríes in Spanish) have long fascinated us with their speed, agility, compact size and perfectly adapted beaks and […]
When you start planning your move to Ecuador, you'll most likely be constantly asked, "But, is Ecuador safe?" I know I've been asked this question many times. And of course, it was a key consideration for me when I decided to make the move to Ecuador. There are a few caveats, but yes, I consider […]
Need to send money to Ecuador quickly and cheaply? WorldRemit may be the best provider for you. I've had to transfer cash into Ecuador for numerous reasons and WorldRemit has been my go-to for the majority of these situations. Once you've read this article you'll be armed with a step-by-step guide on how to send […]
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