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Health Safety

It’s no secret that the equatorial sun is harsh. In this guide, you’ll learn about the UV index in Ecuador and how to choose the best sun protection hats. We also answer commonly asked questions about sun protection. And we include our top picks for the best sun protection hats. How to Choose the Best [...]

How will you handle medical costs while living abroad? Do you need travel or expat health insurance? In this guest post by Moti Bashkin of Buenavida, you’ll learn how to choose between the two. Bonus: we include a decision flow chart to help you decide between travel or expat medical insurance. Jump to bio. Travel or Expat [...]

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 thinking about visiting the Ecuador Amazon? In this post, we’ll cover 8 things you should know before you visit Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. You’ll learn about yellow fever risk, the climate, accommodations, safety, and more. Many people travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon to see the animals, so before we get started let’s watch a [...]

If you’re planning to move to (or even visit) Ecuador, you’ve probably heard about the new health insurance requirements. Do you need to buy health insurance in Ecuador? Here’s what you need to know. Update (April 16, 2018): Beginning May 1, 2018, all travelers will have to produce proof of health insurance as an entry [...]

Why aren’t eggs in Ecuador refrigerated? In this post, you’ll learn how to store eggs in Ecuador and the rest of Latin America. Why Aren’t Eggs in Ecuador Refrigerated? The short answer is that Eggs aren’t refrigerated in Ecuador because it isn’t necessary. In this post, you’ll learn why it’s different in Ecuador compared to the United [...]

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 [...]

Just where in the world is there safe tap water? Who can you trust? Locals or expats? Safe water can be a pretty big issue. Not only can it ruin a perfectly good trip with diarrhea, but bad water can also carry hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera. This is nothing to play around with. When [...]

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