Finding Makeup and Beauty Supplies in Ecuador

Living in Ecuador

Before we moved to Ecuador, I didn't know if I would be able to find my favorite brands of makeup. As it turns out, the common brands are easy to find. Beauty supply stores are common in the major cities. Finding the shades you need may be difficult. Burbujas is a chain that we have [...]

Filigrana Silver Jewelry In Chordeleg (Video)

Living in Ecuador

Chordeleg is famous for its skilled artisans that make beautiful silver jewelry. It's unlike any jewelry I've ever seen. The silver is twisted and woven into beautiful designs. Chordeleg is a nice little town not far from Cuenca. This special technique is called filigrana and is amazingly detailed. We have seen filigrana being sold here in Cuenca and [...]

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: [...]

Custom Silver Jewelery in Cuenca at Argo Joyeria

Cuenca Ecuador

We found an intriguing jewelery shop downtown Cuenca that I thought I should share, because who doesn’t like some new jewelery now and then? I really like Argo Joyeria because it’s not the average jewelery store, it’s bright, cheery and the jewelery is very unique.  Everything in the store is handmade, and they say that [...]

Another Charming Shop – Folklor Latino Artesanias

Cuenca Ecuador

Here in Cuenca there are so many charming shops with souvenirs and unique handmade objects.  We were in one on Thursday and I thought I would share it with you. What I love about these shops is that they are tucked away all over the city in old colonial homes that have been converted into [...]

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