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So, what is Ecuador famous for? In this post you’ll find out what makes Ecuador famous – the people, places, and things that have put Ecuador on the map. What is Ecuador Famous For? The list of what makes Ecuador famous is filled with some pretty impressive things. Some you may have heard about, and [...]

12 Awful Reasons to Travel Abroad

Ecuador Travel

We all know that person. You know – the one who claims to love travel but really has ulterior motives. Here are all of those awful reasons all in one place. (And don’t worry, if one of these reasons is your reason – your secret’s safe with me.) And while I don’t travel for these [...]

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 [...]

Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be some new things to get used to. We went on a scouting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela. It paid off. We decided not to move there. We learned a lot from that trip. The cost of living [...]

Have you ever seen an electric shower? Culture shock can set in pretty fast the first time you see a shower head with wires sticking out of it! That’s what happened to us. I didn’t know if I should get in or not. Are Electric Showers Safe? That question was one of the first things [...]

In this post, I’ll share how we helped our daughter deal with culture shock when we moved to Ecuador. Moving abroad is a pretty big undertaking. It’s exciting, exhilarating, fascinating and challenging. We have really enjoyed the experience. Our emotions have run the whole gamut of what would be expected to what just can’t be [...]

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