Ecuador Living and Travel Guide

Welcome to GringosAbroad!

Bryan and Dena of GringosAbroadHi! We're Bryan and Dena - and we are the editors of GringosAbroad. What started as a small blog to document our life abroad has grown to become the largest English language blog about Ecuador.

GringosAbroad blog about Ecuador living

We blog about travel, living, and real estate in Ecuador. While we cover areas around the country, we have special focus on the city of Cuenca and surrounding regions. To help you get to know more about other areas, we have a special feature of Ecuador expat interviews.

Looking for an Ecuador doctor, lawyer or real estate agent? Or maybe a hotel or travel agency? Check out our new Ecuador Business Directory!

Because Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country, we had to learn the language. We've written a lot about learning Spanish, including the best book (chosen by our readers), realities of total immersion and the books and courses we used to learn Spanish.

GringosAbroad blog about living and traveling in Ecuador

Happy travels!

Bryan & Dena Haines


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