Everything Expat

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. [...]

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 [...]

Are you concerned about culture shock? Some new expats think that it won't affect them. Others make their move, prepared to handle it. In this post, you'll learn about common culture shock factors, the six stages of culture shock, and six ways to handle it. And, most importantly, why culture shock is good for you. The [...]

6 Ways We Benefit From Our Ecuador Expat Blog

Everything Expat, Living in Ecuador

This month we celebrate our 5-year anniversary of blogging. In this post, I share some of the benefits of expat blogging. But first, here's a little history. Just a few months after arriving in Ecuador we published our first post (November 2009). Our first site was called Destination Ecuador. We quickly changed it to GringosAbroad and just [...]

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, [...]

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