GringosAbroad Ecuador

August 2011

Weekly Photo – The Beach in Salinas Ecuador

Ecuador Travel

As a family, our favorite place on the coast (so far) is Salinas. Although it is technically a city, it really is just a town with a ton of vacation condos. It feels very safe and the beach is beautiful. There are polite food/souvenir vendors, the beach is clean and the water is warm. What [...]

Whats the Guayaquil Airport Like?

Ecuador Travel, Living in Ecuador

Last Saturday we took a flight back to Canada and came through the Guayaquil Airport on our way. I thought I would share a little bit about what it’s like. The Guayaquil Airport is modern and spacious. There are cafes, restaurants and gift shops, both before and after security. If there are souvenirs that you [...]

As a travelers and expats we get to see lots of great new things. Since moving to Ecuador, our photography has significantly improved – we’ve taken more than 15,000 photos since arriving two years ago. Sometimes we travel with our large dSLR cameras – other times just a simple point and shoot.  Really depends on [...]

Weekly Photo – Galapagos Pineapple Plant

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

So probably not all that interesting if you live where pineapples are grown. But growing up in Nova Scotia didn’t give me the chance to see pineapple on the plant. On day 4 of our Galapagos trip we visited a farm with bananas, papayas, oranges, vegetables and pineapple. This was significant for me – because [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Do you live in Ecuador? Share your Story here.  Our Life in Ecuador: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen The Expats: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen What is your blog url? Blog: Twitter: @santuarioh Facebook: Santuario-Hibiscus Where are you currently living? Dan and I live in La Unión, Azuay, [...]

New Visa Requirements for Foreigners in Ecuador

Living in Ecuador

This post, with updated legal requirements for Ecuadorian visas for permanent residency, has been contributed by Grace Velastegui, Attorney at Law. Along with her husband Nelson, Grace runs Idrovo & Velastegui – a Cuenca Law Office. Update (January 12, 2015): There is a new requirement for criminal background checks. New Visa Requirements for Foreigners in [...]

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