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What are the big Ecuador holidays? In this post, you’ll learn about the largest public holidays in Ecuador. As you plan your trip to Ecuador, you’ll probably want to plan around these holidays. Like in every country, public transport can fill to capacity (and then some) during these peak periods. Sometimes it can be impossible [...]

Although tiny, Ecuador is a very diverse country. In this post, I’ll share 21 unusual and interesting facts about Ecuador. While there are many common fact about Ecuador, I won’t bore you with those. We all know it’s in South America and that they speak Spanish. Here you can learn some things you probably didn’t [...]

While traveling through the Andes mountains, we’ve seen lots of wildlife. As I went through my photos, I found this falcon-like bird. Here’s what I learned about Ecuador’s curiquingue. In this post, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s curiquingue. What is a Curiquingue? The curiquingue is in the falcon family and resembles the vulture because of it’s [...]

In this post, I’ll share 15 things to do in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. Image copyright 4Volcanoes Lodge When most people think of Ecuador, the first thing that comes to mind is the Galapagos. But Ecuador is so much more than those wonderfully bizarre Galapagos animals. In this post, you’ll learn about 15 attractions that you can [...]

Do I Have to Register My Marriage in Ecuador?

Ecuador Facts, Living in Ecuador

This post, with updated legal requirements for Ecuadorian visas for permanent residency, has been contributed by Nelson Idrovo, Attorney at Law. Along with his wife Grace Velastegui, Nelson runs Idrovo & Velastegui – a Cuenca Law Office. Do I Have to Register My Marriage in Ecuador? We have had many inquiries from clients and friends regarding the [...]

Cell phones are expensive in Ecuador. As a result, many expats and travelers bring a phone with them. Not only is it less expensive but you can also have the latest technology. Importation restrictions and bans have limited the availability of reasonably priced phones. If you are planning on bringing a phone, there are a few things [...]

As you are planning your move to Cuenca, you’ll start to notice that real estate is listed by parroquia. What is a Parroquia? A parroquia is a subdivision of a canton, commonly translated as “parish” in English. Learn more: What is a Cantón & Parroquia in Ecuador? The Parroquias of Cuenca Ecuador  Cuenca is dived [...]

What is a Cantón and Parroquia in Ecuador?

Ecuador Facts, Living in Ecuador

So, what is a canton and a parroquia in Ecuador? If you have been reading online about Ecuador, you have seen that the areas and cities are divided into cantóns and parroquias. Generally speaking, the political division of where you are looking to live (or visit) doesn’t really matter. Determining which parroquia or canton you are going [...]

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