EcuadorVisas.com

August 2014

Travelers Rule #1: Don't drink the water! Everyone knows about travelers’ diarrhea. It is one of the most common and most embarrassing travel-related illnesses. Between 30% to 70% of travelers are affected, depending on the destination and season. Bad water can cause even more serious problems than a couple days of diarrhea. Certain amoebas and [...]

Poor Horse!

Cuenca Ecuador, Traveling Kids

This is a common sight out in the Ecuador countryside: a poor little horse, loaded down with sugar cane. The sugar cane is not dry, like we originally thought, it is actually the fresh-cut sugar cane. So that would be like you carrying a backpack as long as you, filled with full water jugs; and [...]

Lazin' Around in Galapagos (Collection)

Galapagos Islands, Traveling Kids

Hey everyone! This week I've been feeling pretty tired, and I thought these sea lions were great examples of what I want to do over the weekend; except on a nice soft bed :P ! Sea lions are my favorite Galapagos animal, I even swam with one. What is your favorite Galapagos animal? Is it: sea lion [...]

Beat the Airlines: Get Cheaper Flights with this Trick

Expat Hacks

The airlines are playing a game. An unfair one. And it all comes down to cookies. All online businesses have tools in place to offer you a better experience. They use a small file (called a "cookie") to manage the items in your shopping cart, personalize your experience by offering relevant content, and track the [...]

On Tuesday, August 12 2014, an American expat couple experienced a home invasion, robbery and the wife was kidnapped and taken from Vilcabamba to Cuenca. It has been covered in both of Cuenca's local papers: El Tiempo (Police catch alleged kidnapping gang) and El Mercurio (Investigating the kidnapping of an American woman). Earlier this afternoon, [...]

Eliminate In-Flight Gas With Oregano Tea

Expat Hacks

Oregano. It's much more than a seasoning for your favorite Italian dish. It's also a gas-buster. This isn't really dinner conversation: trapped gas on a long flight (but I know you've had it). You know the gas I'm talking about. The gas that makes you unbutton your pants during a long flight. The gas that builds up [...]

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