GringosAbroad Ecuador

Health Safety

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, [...]

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 [...]

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