Expats in Ecuador

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 [...]

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 [...]

Editor's note: In this guest post by Linn Vermilion Smith (an American living near Quito in Pakakuna Gardens) you'll read about how to start driving in Ecuador, including how she got her Ecuador drivers license, bought a car and registered it. This post gives the updated requirements. I have been living in Ecuador for 6 years and [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  You can connect with Damaris on her blog (Cooking on the Equator) and on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Her blog is all about cooking with local ingredients in Ecuador: Creative and clean ideas for South American ingredients I currently live in Cuenca and have been [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  The Expats: Rick and Dana Racinskas Site: SalinasLiving.com Facebook Group: Tranquilo Salinas We came to Salinas 3 years ago to spend two weeks here and two weeks in San Pedro Belize. We love San Pedro but daily expenses [...]

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 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 [...]

Love it or hate it - House Hunters International is a powerhouse affecting thousands of future expats. In this post, I'll share some reflections about our HHI experience a few years ago. And I publish a full list of all 14 House Hunter International episodes filmed here in Ecuador. This is part of our Ecuador [...]

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