GringosAbroad Ecuador

November 2010

How To Do Your Banking in Ecuador

Living in Ecuador

This is a guest post by an American expat living in Cuenca since 2007.  When we first started to seriously consider moving to Ecuador one of the many questions that came up had to do with banking.  Of course ATM cards and credit cards work fine here, but what if a card got lost or [...]

Ecuador for Kids: Keeping the Kids Happy

Living in Ecuador

Keeping the Kids Happy in Ecuador Our daughter loves to be out and about, so I thought I’d share some of the things we’ve enjoyed doing together, and some of the things we would like to do in the near future.  These are just a few of the highlights from here in Cuenca, Guayaquil and [...]

Can I Watch English Television in Ecuador?

Living in Ecuador

Ah, the joys of TV! After a long day at work, whats better than kicking back with a little supper and a good show? A common question about moving abroad is: “Can I Watch English Television in a Spanish Country?” Just for plugging in your television you’ll pick up about 20 or 30 channels for [...]

Watch Out For (Crazy) Family When Planning to Move Abroad

Everything Expat

A recent case in Russia illustrates the lengths that some family members will go to, to prevent you from moving abroad. A 33-year-old woman was planning to fly from Moscow to Morocco to get married, and make a new life there. Apparently her mother objected to her moving abroad, and decided to prevent it the [...]

What is the Internet Like in Ecuador?

Cuenca Ecuador, Living in Ecuador

Update (May 18, 2013): There is a updated Ecuador internet post. Read about the 5 options in Cuenca and the three national internet providers: speeds, costs and availability. Here in Cuenca, there are lots of options for an internet connection. TV Cable, ETAPA, CentroNet all offer high speed connections. Porta and Movistar each offer a [...]

A Beachside Restaurant in Salinas Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

While vacationing in Salinas, we ate at a nice little restaurant on the Malecon called Terraza del Mar.  This is also a hotel, but we didn’t get a chance to take a look at the rooms. Check out our Ecuador Travel Guide (it’s free) Terraza del Mar Restaurant in Salinas They have an inside and [...]

Taxi Rates in Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador, Living in Ecuador

Taxi rates seem to be almost an unofficial gauge for the cost of living in a city or country. Some articles will try to convince you that a taxi in the city of Cuenca is just $1. While taxis are cheap, this is just crazy. Buses for $0.25 – yes, but taxis aren’t $1. At [...]

Real Estate in Salinas, Ecuador

Ecuador Real Estate, Living in Ecuador

While enjoying some beach and vacation time, we checked out some of the local real estate prices here in Salinas, Ecuador. There are some exceptional deals. Here are a couple of them: Beach House in Chipipe Chipipe is right next door to the main beach area in Salinas, and is in a more exclusive area. [...]

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