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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 [...]

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. Guide to Ecuador’s Cantóns and Parroquias Generally speaking, the political division of where you are looking to live (or visit) doesn’t really matter. Determining which parroquia [...]

Update (August 24, 2018): The federal government announced on August 21, 2018 that the price of gas will be increasing. Super (premium) will increase to $2.98/gallon, but it hasn’t changed yet. Currently, super gasoline sells between $2.10 to $2.32/gallon. Along with the cost increase, the octane rating will increase from 90 to 92. There is no [...]

B. Brent Black is a Panama Hat expert (bio) and in this guest post he shares 8 common myths and legends about Panama Hats.  The Panama Hat: 8 Myths and Legends 1. Panama Hats are Made in Panama Nope. Ecuador. Indigenous Ecuadorians already were weaving fine straw hats when the Spanish first arrived on the [...]

Cuenca Ecuador is famous for it’s “spring-like” climate. Warm days and cool nights. But what does it really mean? What can you expect on your trip? What is a “Spring-Like” Climate in Cuenca? In our news series: What’s Your Question About Cuenca, Ecuador? Lionel Riley asks: We all hear about Cuenca’s spring-like weather and houses with no [...]

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