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Horse Riding at Centro Ecuestre Bellavista (Cuenca)

Our family recently spent a lovely morning enjoying one of Cuenca's best horse riding tours. We regularly go to Centro Equestre Bellavista for classes, but this was the first time we've had the opportunity to go for an extended 2-hour horse ride through the mountains and valleys surrounding the property. And, we loved it. The […]

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Cuenca Horse Riding Tours & Schools

Fast Facts Where 15-45 minutes from Cuenca Cost Private tours around $25/hr, one-day group tours around $80/day. Schools $5-$10/lesson Ages 4+ What to bring Warm clothes, enclosed shoes, water, sunscreen, tips for guides How to book Varies by provider. We've included links for each. Why we love horse riding in Cuenca Cuenca is a great […]

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Expats Guide to Living & Relocating to Cuenca, Ecuador

So, you’re thinking about moving to Cuenca, Ecuador? That’s great. But, there’s a lot to consider with such a big decision, so we’ve put together this lengthy guide to help decide if Cuenca really is the right choice for you.  CUENCA RELATED POSTS Hint - before making a life defining decision like where you are […]

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How I Ended Up in Ecuador

Just a few short years ago I hadn't even heard of Cuenca. In fact, I knew very little about Ecuador. Fast forward to now. I'm happily settled in Ecuador and living a comfortable life. Even amidst the global pandemic that has been thrown upon us. This is my Ecuador origin story. It's probably not what […]

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Horse Riding in Ecuador

Horse riding in Ecuador has a long history. The Spanish conquistadores brought horses with them in 1534, gradually leading to cattle and horses taking over the pastoral lands traditionally occupied by llamas and alpacas.  Ecuadorian horse riding has since revolved around haciendas. These large properties are scattered all over Ecuador and some still rely on […]

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12 Things I'm (Still) Grateful For Despite COVID 19

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 […]

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The True Cost of Living in Cuenca, Ecuador

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 […]

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3 Ways to Get a Driver’s Licence in Ecuador (2020 Guide)

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 […]

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Ecuador Blogs Worth Reading in 2020

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 […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Ecuador

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 […]

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