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Planning your retirement in Ecuador? Here’s what you need to know about US taxes for expats in Ecuador. This is a guest post by Ines Zemelman with Taxes for Expats. Full bio. US Taxes For Expats: What You Need to Consider You’ve done the hard part – spent the last 30 years of your life [...]

Editors note: Over the years, we’ve covered schooling for expat kids, including homeschooling. In this post by Social Studies teacher Jason Agins (full bio at end of post) you’ll learn about how to blend Ecuador experiences with online learning. Blending K-12 Online Learning with Hands-On Experiences in Ecuador US families living abroad in Ecuador have a [...]

Are you concerned about culture shock? Some new expats think that it won’t affect them. Others make their move, prepared to handle it. In this post, you’ll learn about common culture shock factors, the six stages of culture shock, and six ways to handle it. And, most importantly, why culture shock is good for you. What [...]

6 Ways We Benefit From Our Ecuador Expat Blog

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This month we celebrate our 5-year anniversary of blogging. In this post, I share some of the benefits of expat blogging. But first, here’s a little history. Our Ecuador Expat Blog History Just a few months after arriving in Ecuador we published our first post (November 2009). Our first site was called Destination Ecuador. We quickly changed [...]

On Tuesday, August 12 2014, an American expat couple experienced a home invasion, robbery and the wife was kidnapped and taken from Vilcabamba to Cuenca. It has been covered in both of Cuenca’s local papers: El Tiempo (Police catch alleged kidnapping gang) and El Mercurio (Investigating the kidnapping of an American woman). Earlier this afternoon, [...]

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