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My Life in Ecuador

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Why I’m Living in Coastal Ecuador (Santa Marianita) Inge Van den Herrewegen Website / Blog URL: More reading: Buyers Guide to the Best Sun Protection Hats – specifically for travelers to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Where are your currently living? We (my partner Juan, our two sons, and [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Update: Since submitting this article, David and Robin have left Ecuador and are now back in Canada. We’re Leaving Ecuador After 1.5 Years (Here’s Why) Video of Vilcabamba, Ecuador Where are your currently living? We are Robin and Dave Zinck, a semi-retired couple originally from Nova Scotia, on [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. Editors note: In addition to sharing detailed insight into their life in Ecuador, Andra shares the details of their top-rated cafe, La Cosecha – and their campaign launched today (July 1, 2017) to put the business in the hands of their employees. Here are the details about the funding [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. In this interview, American Cassie McClellan talks about living in Otavalo as an expat. Cassie McClellan Talks About Living in Otavalo The Expat: Cassie McClellan Connect with Cassie: on her Facebook cooking page Where are your currently living? We are live in the northern Andes region in Otavalo, Ecuador and have [...]

Are you trying to decide the best place to live in Ecuador? In this post by expat Deborah Hughes, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s mountains and coast. Deborah and Ash (her daughter) blog at to chronicle their family’s life in Ecuador. Full bio Best Place to Live in Ecuador? Mountains vs Coast Five years ago my family [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. My Life in Ecuador: Rebecca Rangel  Connect with Rebecca Website: Where are your currently living? Quito, Ecuador. I arrived with my family in 2012, but also lived here for 3 years in the early 2000s as college student at USFQ and a teacher at the American [...]

Meet Gregory Diehl, a Californian native who, after traveling the world, decided to settle in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Full bio Why I Chose to Live in Vilcabamba Ecuador  When I left my home in California at 18, I had no idea what opportunities awaited me out there in the big bad world all around. I just knew [...]

Editor’s note: In this post by Linn Vermilion Smith (an American living near Quito in Pakakuna Gardens) you’ll read about how to start driving in Ecuador, including how she got her Ecuador drivers license, bought a car and registered it. This post gives the updated requirements. Driving in Ecuador: How I Got My License, Bought a [...]

This is part of our Ecuador Expats Series. My Life in Ecuador: Damaris de Jimenez Connect with Damaris You can connect with Damaris on her blog (Cooking on the Equator) and on Pinterest and Instagram. Her blog is all about cooking with local ingredients in Ecuador: Creative and clean ideas for South American ingredients Where are you currently living? I currently [...]

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