GringosAbroad Ecuador

May 2011

This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here.  Ecuador Expat Profile: Jo Reason, Saquisili Cotopaxi The Expat: Jo Reason What is your blog url? No blog but plenty of webpages. Stock Photo Agency: Design Agency: Facebook / Twitter: @joreasonable Where are you currently living? [...]

Weekly Photo – Storm Clouds of Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador

This shot was taken with our daughters little point-and-shoot camera. We were just heading into the downtown when storm clouds formed overhead. The sun was still shining on the white of the church making a pretty outstanding contrast. Rain storms can roll in pretty quick in Cuenca. For this reason, most people carry an umbrella.

How to Make Money with Your Travel Blog

Product Reviews, Working Abroad

We get lots of questions about making money while traveling and living abroad. Nomadic Matt, (our friend and fellow travel blogger) has a great book, that really helped us: How to Make Money with Your Travel Blog Does he know what he’s talking about? Well, he currently makes over $4000 per month on his travel [...]

Life Startup Costs in Ecuador for Expats

Living in Ecuador

Okay, so cost of living is one thing. But what about life start-up costs? When a typical person moves abroad, they don’t bring a fridge, desk or even bedding. Of course there are exceptions. One reader is planning to ship her bed mattress along with her other checked luggage (yes, on the plane). But this [...]

Cuenca Attraction: El Chorro de Giron

Cuenca Ecuador

This is a guest post by an American expat living in Cuenca since 2007.  An interesting place to visit while in Cuenca: El Chorro de Giron Recently I had the chance to give some friends a tour of Cuenca and some of the surrounding areas. We rented a van for the day and headed off [...]

A Visit to Quito’s Parque La Carolina

Ecuador Travel, Quito Ecuador

Are you planning a trip to Quito? Spending time at a park is a great way to relax and get a feel for the culture. It’s also a wonderful way to help the kids unwind after spending time exploring the city. (If you have kids you might also want to check out the fun park and the TelefériQo) [...]

Weekly Photo – Santa Isabel, Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

Beautiful small towns are literally everywhere in the Andes here in Ecuador. Here is an amazing little town called Santa Isabel. Its in the southern part of Azuay province, on the road towards Machala. The town is popular with Cuencanos – there are dozens of hosterias – all with swimming pools, volleyball courts and soccer [...]

Quito's El Ejido Park – Parque El Ejido

Ecuador Travel, Quito Ecuador

Do your kids love playground equipment? Our daughter sure does! And we found lots of it at Parque El Ejido. (El TelefériQo, Parque La Carolina and Parque Vulqano are also fun places to visit with your children while in Quito.) Parque El Ejido in Quito If you have children aged 5-10 you’ll want to check [...]

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