This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  The Expats: Todd & Heidi Gorishek Blog: www.toddtalkinecuador.com My wife Heidi, my adult son Easton, and I are currently living in Cuenca, Ecuador after being displaced by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit April 16th in Bahia de Caraquez. We [...]

This is a guest post by Alex Mastin: "I have a passion for travel and great coffee, which allows me to traverse the globe and experience new cultures and coffee beans. Learn more about  my journey (or rather: obsession) over at HomeGrounds" Like any sensible traveller I try to plan my adventures around the important [...]

This is a guest post by Linn Vermilion Smith. Linn spent 25 years of her adult life traveling the world as a professional singer. Before moving to Ecuador in October of 2010, Linn and her husband Cardell lived in Hawaii. This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  The Expats: Jacquie and Don Mackenzie Facebook: Jacqueline Zaleski Mackenzie Facebook: Don Mackenzie Blog: jacquelinemackenzie.com We moved to S.E. Ecuador, Chaupi in the Vilcabamba Valley, two weeks ago after living 2.5 years on the most western coastal peninsula in [...]

This is part of a new series featuring the main areas of Cuenca Ecuador with HD wide-angle video posts.  Let's go for a drive along Avenida Loja in Cuenca, Ecuador. Wide angle video driving the length of Avenida Loja in Cuenca, Ecuador. Starting at Avenida de las Americas and ending at Avenida 12 de Abril (that runs [...]

This guest post about Ecuador pr visas is by Grace Velastegui of Idrovo & Velastegui Attorneys at Law located in Cuenca, Ecuador. Visit their page to learn more about them or ask a question. Note: Almost three years ago, we published the six types of permanent resident visas available in Ecuador. The following post is an updated [...]

When do I use the Spanish tú or usted? This a very common question that comes up among expats learning Spanish. Both tú and usted are Spanish for the word: you. Unlike in English, the word "you" in Spanish comes in two varieties: tú (informal) and usted (formal). And while the rules might seem straight forward, it won't be intuitive [...]