Bryan Haines

You've likely heard of chicha - the chew-and-spit alcoholic drink made in Ecuador. Here's what you need to know about Ecuadorian chicha. Image copyright TwoForTheRoad.com In this post, you'll learn about Ecuadorian chicha - but first, here's what's involved in making it. Please remember to keep an open mind. This is an important tradition of [...]

After months of discussion, rumors and debate, the Human Mobility Act (Ley de Movilidad Humana) was signed into law on January 28, 2017 by President Correa while in Barcelona, Spain. On February 6, 2017 it was published in the Registro Oficial (Official Registry). Update (February 6, 2017): The new law "Ley de Movilidad Humana" was published in [...]

Editors note: Over the years, we've covered schooling for expat kids, including homeschooling. In this post by Social Studies teacher Jason Agins (full bio at end of post) you'll learn about how to blend Ecuador experiences with online learning. US families living abroad in Ecuador have a unique opportunity to provide enriched education experiences for their kids. [...]

While traveling through the Andes mountains, we've seen lots of wildlife. As I went through my photos, I found this falcon-like bird. Here's what I learned about Ecuador's curiquingue. In this post, you'll learn about Ecuador's Curiquinge. The curiquinge is in the falcon family and resembles the vulture because of it's naked face. It was [...]

How to Pronounce the Letters B and V in Spanish

Language Learning

Confused about how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish? In this post, you'll learn the difference and how to pronounce each one. Watch in YouTube In Spanish, the letters "b" and "v" can be confusing to us native English-speakers. They sound very similar and can confuse even fluent Spanish speakers. To help [...]

Looking for a dentist, lawyer or real estate agent in Ecuador? Your search just got easier. Introducing the Ecuador Business Directory! The Ecuador Business Directory launched in November 2016 and is part of the GringosAbroad Content Network. The Directory is produced by Dena and I, and our company Storyteller Media. It's our goal to create the largest [...]

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