Whether you're just passing through as a visitor or starting a new life as an expat in Ecuador, you're eventually going to ask yourself: Should I bring electronics to Ecuador? Indeed, I'm asking myself this question again right now as I'm visiting family and pulling together my latest Amazon wish list. The price of electronics […]
If you've spent anytime in Quito or Guayaquil, you've come across Ecuador's chain of coffee shops, Sweet & Coffee. The chain currently has over 100 stores nationwide and has a Starbucks feel to it, even the colors have a passing resemblance. However, the pastries have kept to their roots with local treats like torta de choclo. Sweet […]
When we first visited Cuenca on our holiday/scouting trip, Michelle's mom told us we NEEDED to visit calle Las Herrerías. I had no idea why and honestly it just slipped our minds. Then, we ended up staying at an AirBnB right by Las Herrerías and I'm so glad we did. Why? The tortillas of course. […]
A question that many expats ask themselves on the start of their journey is whether they should buy property in Ecuador or rent first. The decision can be made even more difficult when the excitement hits as you learn the price of property is a lot cheaper than in your home country. But, does this […]
Eduardo Vega is an iconic Cuenca artist renowned across Ecuador and Latin America. He is responsible for the distinctly styled ceramics and murals you've most likely seen in museums, galleries and souvenir shops. Visiting his workshop and gallery is one of our favorite Cuenca activities for new visitors as it's located at one of the […]
Can I practice yoga in Cuenca? Yes! There are numerous options for practicing yoga at different levels in Cuenca. We've included a map and a comparison of 5 different yoga studios that we've practiced in at least once whilst living in Cuenca. This map is not meant to be exhaustive as I'm sure there are […]
One of the first questions new Ecuadorian expats ask is 'how do I send money to Ecuador and is it expensive?' The answer is, well, it depends. Like many Latin American countries, transferring money in and out of Ecuador has traditionally been problematic, expensive, and time-consuming. These difficulties arise through the combination of weak governmental […]
Cojimies beach is a popular weekend destination for Quiteños seeking a no-frills beach escape. We arrived at this beach just a few days after visiting one of Ecuador's finest beaches; Los Frailes. So, our expectations were super high. Cojimies Fast Facts Activities Swimming Lounging on a super wide beach Tour of la isla del amor (Island […]
Playa Los Frailes sits inside the Machalilla National Park in Ecuador’s coastal province of Manabi. Los Frailes Fast Facts Getting There Bus From Puerto Lopez: the 10km ride will take 15 mins to arrive at the entrance to Machalilla National Park. Cost approx $0.5. From Montanita: 53km journey will take about 1.5 hrs and cost […]
Guides from a mixed expat & Ecuadorian family.
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