Ecuador uses the US dollar as its official currency. In this post, you’ll learn about Ecuador currency including pesos, francos, Sacagawea coins, and the dollarization in 2000. Plus, we cover how to handle your money in Ecuador, how to avoid counterfeit bills, tipping and ATMs. 29 Facts about Ecuador Currency Facts Named for its geographical [...]
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While it isn’t hard to call Ecuador, it is probably different than you’re used to. In this post, you’ll learn how to make a local call in Ecuador. And how to call Ecuador from another country. The phone system is very simple in Ecuador. Just follow these simple directions, and you’ll have no problems when [...]
Today, we’re going to visit Mall del Rio in Cuenca, Ecuador. The largest mall in the city, Mall del Rio, will have you wondering if you even left your hometown. This probably isn’t what you thought would be in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. A large multi-screen theater, bowling alley, huge food court, and over 220 other [...]
For many travelers, the main reason for being in Cuenca is to learn Spanish. Noted by many as one of the better areas to learn Spanish – in part because of the locals slower pace of speaking (especially when compared to other Latin American countries) Cuenca is a hub for foreigners studying Spanish. How to [...]
Our journey started long before we ever set foot on the soil of Ecuador. For about two years we did research and preparation. First we had to decide which country we would be moving to. We moved to Ecuador in July 2009. This is our story. Here are some of the expat books we read [...]