working abroad

As we planned our moved to Ecuador we bought a lot of books. Not just books to learn Spanish or books about becoming expats. Once we decided on Ecuador, we were hungry for information about what was actually there (here). Thinking about Ecuador retirement? Check out this list of the top books about retirement in Ecuador. We wanted [...]

What's up with House Hunters International in Cuenca? If you have seen the episode we did with House Hunters International (HHI) you may be a little confused. If you are, we can understand why. Watch it on Amazon Instant Video! HHI contacted us after reading Gringos Abroad because they wanted us to reenact our initial [...]

Vacation Volunteering: See Ecuador Differently

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

This is a guest post by Shawna Fagundes, a Canadian living in Quito, Ecuador with her husband. Shawna is interning at Lead Adventures South America, also based in Quito. Contact Lead Adventures. Volunteering for any organization allows you to give back to the local community, build confidence and, of course, add new skills and experience [...]

Our episode aired February 15th, 2012. Check out: Behind the Scenes: House Hunters in Cuenca Ecuador Watch it on Amazon Instant Video! This week we finished filming a House Hunters International episode in Cuenca. This part was our house-hunting component which was shot Sunday through Tuesday. Our back-story (the why of our move) was shot [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  The Expats: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen Blog: www.santuariohibiscus.com/news Twitter: @santuarioh Facebook: Santuario-Hibiscus Dan and I live in La Unión, Azuay, Ecuador (about 1 hour south of Cuenca). Dan is a US citizen and I am Swiss. We got [...]

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