GringosAbroad Ecuador

December 2014

Love it or hate it – House Hunters International is a powerhouse affecting thousands of future expats. In this post, I’ll share some reflections about our HHI experience a few years ago. And I publish a full list of all 14 House Hunter International episodes filmed here in Ecuador. This is part of our Ecuador [...]

15 Facts About Ecuador's Vermilion Flycatcher

Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

The male vermilion flycatcher is a tiny bright red bird. He is a real attention grabber! The first one we saw was in the Galapagos islands on Isabela Island. We have also seen them in the Yunguilla valley. (Read more about living in Ecuador) 15 Facts About The Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus Rubinus) Can be found [...]

Electric Showers: Maybe a Little Culture Shock

Our Perspective

Have you ever seen an electric shower? Culture shock can set in pretty fast the first time you see a shower head with wires sticking out of it! That’s what happened to us. I didn’t know if I should get in or not. Are Electric Showers Safe? That question was one of the first things [...]

Imagine our excitement when República del Cacao invited us to taste test their premium chocolate! All of their product is 100% harvested and produced in Ecuador. In another video we’ll share the specifics about how to taste chocolate. Needless to say, it wasn’t a hard job. Here’s our video taste test of República del Cacao’s flavored chocolates. [...]

This is part of a new series featuring the main areas of Cuenca, Ecuador with HD wide-angle video posts.  Let’s go for a drive to Supermaxi (El Vergel) and Parque de la Madre in Cuenca, Ecuador! This is an area I know well. There are a number of government offices, TV Cable (internet / cable provider), and Supermaxi. This [...]

How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener (2 Methods)

Expat Hacks

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re hungry. You have a can of soup (tuna, sardines, beans, etc). But no can opener. This happened to us when we first moved to Ecuador. We had just bought all our housewares and groceries to setup our new apartment. We were hungry but had no can opener. Of course, this could [...]

Our First Book: The Happy Expat Family

Expats Everywhere, Our Perspective

Update (Jan 8, 2015): We released the revised version of our book. It is now in Kindle format and has an active table of contents. The name changed from “Expat Family Handbook” to “The Happy Expat Family” to better reflect what the book is about.  We are so excited about our first book! It took [...]

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