This is part of our Expat Life Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. Gabon Expat Life: Jay St John, Port Gentil West Africa The Expat: Jay St John Blog: www.fromtheretoheretheblog.com Twitter: @theretohereblog We are currently living in Port Gentil, Gabon in West Africa and we've been here for close to 2 years. (Update July 2012: They are [...]
One of our favorite places to go for pizza and ice-cream in Cuenca is Tutto Freddos. It’s just off Parque Caulderon on Benigno Malo y Simon Bolivar. We usually get personalized pizzas and then finish off with ice-cream. Drew and I usually have a piece or two of our pizza left over and Bryan does not mind [...]
Cuenca is a beautiful city high up in the Andes Mountains. The climate here is spring like cool-warm during the day and cold at night. From what we have experienced the health care system is good here: good doctors/specialists and clean modern hospitals. The health concerns that we (more specifically Bryan) have experienced are somewhat odd. But because knowing our little story may help others, I'm going to make a short-story, well ... long.
Its a noble idea. Avoid taking taxis and buses and buy your own vehicle. If you had a vehicle back home - why not buy a car here too?
The price of gas is super low (USD$1.48/gallon) and it isn't that hard to buy a vehicle here. Of course, many expats swear off driving after they arrive. Usually for one of two reasons: