We have had an amazing year here on Gringos Abroad. We have more than 10,000 people reading every month and more than 340,000 page views last year. This is all thanks to you. We really appreciate this and want to thank you for reading!
One of our most popular posts last year was Top 10 Posts on GringosAbroad in 2010 – we summarized the most read posts of the previous year. And so we are doing it again this year.
Here are: The Top 10 Posts of 2011
This was a hub post, linking eight primary posts about what you need to know/consider when making a move abroad. Learn about start up costs, costs of living, what you should bring and what you can get here.
We learnt (yes, we’re still Canadians) a lot with our move to Ecuador. Overall, we did pretty good, but there were some things we would have done differently. Here they are:
When we shared our story about finding and buying travel insurance, we never expected how popular the post would become. So many people were in the same situation as we were. Here is what we learned.
This post explains a service by the Ecuador Postal System that fixes a common expat problem – getting stuff from home: everything from shoes to English books. Learn how here:
Despite being published just 9 days before the end of the year, this post is #6 on our top posts of 2011. Bad days can happen anywhere, regardless of where we live. But living abroad presents some unique challenges. It really struck a chord with many readers and is one of our most commented posts of all time. See what all the buzz is about:
Dena shares another perspective post, discussing the “why” of our move to Ecuador. Why we came in the first place, and why we have decided to stay. One of our most highly commented and shared posts. She talks about the challenges and what we’ve learned.
This is one of two Question Posts that we published this year (the other one was even more popular). This post addresses questions that are commonly asked by future and new expats.
Don’t forget to ask any questions that you have about becoming an expat. We’ll do our best to answer them all – and many readers are also sharing their expertise.
Dena writes about a recent trip to Canada – and how it felt after being gone for more than two years. We expect to experience some culture shock in another country, but its weird when it happens where we grew up.
This post generated a huge amount of comments – many negative which was a first for us. Many (at least a few vocal ones) feel that this episode, which has still yet to air, is going to be the death of Cuenca. Time will tell…
This post has (so far) generated 223 comments with wide ranging topics. It has become a hub of information about life in Cuenca. Makes for some interesting reading – and don’t forget to post your questions!
Thanks for reading and watch for great new content and new directions over 2012.
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