A Canadian Family Traveling & Living Abroad (in Ecuador)



A great way to see Quito is from above. The TelefériQo (a combination of teleférico and Quito) runs up the foothills of Pichincha Volcano and offers a crazy view of Quito. It  is a gondola lift (also known as a cable car). Travels 2,237 linear meters in just 8 minutes Rises from 3,117 meters (10, ... [Read more]


This is a guest post by Andre Rahmer (an expat living in Quito) of AndesBaseCamp. Living in Ecuador has many benefits. The one I enjoy the most is that this country has everything I can ask for when it comes to satisfying my addiction of traveling, exploring and adventure. Surfing along the broad beaches, biking / hiking ... [Read more]


Have you traveled through Quito Ecuador recently? When the new airport opened just over a year ago, one of the big complaints was the cost to get back and forth to the city. Taxi rates were quoted to be as high as $50 each way. Well, here we are a year later and and things ... [Read more]


As you consider a move abroad, it is so valuable to read real-life, non-commercial experiences of other expats. It's one thing to read a travel book; and it is something entirely different to read real experiences of people actually living in Ecuador. The article is organized into categories of: Expats living in Southern Ecuador (Cuenca and ... [Read more]


If you’re moving to a foreign country, then what your kids are going to do there, will probably be a concern. I was a little worried about that when we moved here. What was I going to do all day (aside from school)? Well, here are a few great places that I love to go: ... [Read more]


This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. We have one section for Expats and another for Travelers. Ecuador Expat Profile - Stewart Perez, Cumbaya Ecuador The Expat: Stewart Perez LinkedIn: ec.linkedin.com/in/stewartperez We live in Cumbayá, Pichincha Province, Ecuador. Cumbayá is a rural parish of Quito, located in the Sierra region of Ecuador. We've been ... [Read more]


Parque la Carolina is a huge park right in the center of Quito. We always go there every time we visit Quito. Last month we enjoyed a day at Parque la Carolina in Quito Ecuador - and it was full. There were thousands of people - mostly families - playing, picnicking and enjoying a Sunday ... [Read more]


When we were in Quito I took my daughter out for a fancy breakfast at the JW Marriott Hotel. We were enjoying the beautiful surroundings so much that I forgot my usual paranoia and laid my camera down while I freshened up my lip gloss. Normally I would put my camera in my purse, even if I ... [Read more]


Bored and about to be senior,  I was living in an apartment in the heart of downtown Ottawa doing the daily old fellows coffee shop shuffle.  You know; the trip to the local coffee shop to read the paper, drink coffee and chat with the regular crowd.  Not surprisingly, there were few problems in the ... [Read more]


This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. We have one section for Expats and another for Travelers. The Expat: Ben Pilgreen Quito, Ecuador......I've been here almost 2 weeks! I am a 60 year old single, retired 'self-employed' vagabond. I was born a little black child ..... ... [Read more]

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About Bryan & Dena Haines

We are a Canadian family of 3 living in Ecuador since 2009. We blog about life and travel in Ecuador. If this is your first visit, start here. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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