GringosAbroad Ecuador

Health Safety

Sun protection is very important while traveling in Ecuador – especially in the Andes. And it is even more important if you are living in Ecuador. The atmosphere is thinner at higher elevations and allows more harmful UV rays to get through. This puts you at higher risk of burns and other skin problems. We [...]

Earlier today a topic came up in the comment stream on another post and then also on our Facebook page: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Ecuador. Living in Ecuador for more than 3 years has blinded us to certain topics that are on everyone’s minds back home (both in Canada and the United States). While I remember [...]

Cuenca is a beautiful city high up in the Andes Mountains. The climate here is spring like cool-warm during the day and cold at night. From what we have experienced the health care system is good here: good doctors/specialists and clean modern hospitals. The health concerns that we (more specifically Bryan) have experienced are somewhat odd. But because knowing our little story may help others, I’m going to make a short-story, well … long.

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