GringosAbroad Ecuador

Health Safety

We feel very comfortable shopping and traveling around Cuenca, but sometimes people do take advantage of an easy target.  So it makes sense to think ahead. Here are 5 things we do to stand out a little less: 1) Dress Down If you dress like you have money, people will think you do, and probably [...]

The attraction for many gringos, of traveling and living in a foreign country, is the thrill of traditional open markets. When we first arrived here, we heard everything from: “everything is so cheap” and “its such nice / fresh / beautiful / unique products here” to “don’t go there – you’ll get robbed or mugged” [...]

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