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If you have children and are planning a move abroad you’re probably concerned about their schooling. For us this was not a very big concern, because we homeschool our daughter. We’ve always had the desire to move to a foreign country, and homeschooling makes for good mobility. We prefer homeschooling for many other reasons as [...]

In this post, I’ll share how we helped our daughter deal with culture shock when we moved to Ecuador. Moving abroad is a pretty big undertaking. It’s exciting, exhilarating, fascinating and challenging. We have really enjoyed the experience. Our emotions have run the whole gamut of what would be expected to what just can’t be [...]

While it might be hard to believe at first, Panama hats really are made in Ecuador. Specifically in 2 areas – Monticristi (Coastal Region) and Cuenca (Sierra Region). After catching on in Europe in the 1800’s, huge shipments of the lightweight woven hat were destined for Paris, and were shipped through Panama – the last [...]

With at least a dozen major museums in Cuenca, there is lots to keep inquiring minds busy. The best, however, is also the largest museum in the city: Museo Banco Central del Ecuador (Central Bank Museum). Guide to Museo Banco Central del Ecuador, Cuenca Ecuador The museum includes exhibits featuring colonial artwork, walk-through displays of [...]

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