GringosAbroad Ecuador

shopping

Before we moved to Ecuador, I didn’t know if I would be able to find my favorite brands of makeup. As it turns out, the common brands are easy to find. Beauty supply stores are common in the major cities. Finding the shades you need may be difficult. Finding Makeup and Beauty Supplies in Ecuador [...]

Chordeleg is famous for its skilled artisans that make beautiful silver jewelry. It’s unlike any jewelry I’ve ever seen. The silver is twisted and woven into beautiful designs. Chordeleg is a nice little town not far from Cuenca. This special technique is called filigrana and is amazingly detailed. We have seen filigrana being sold here in Cuenca and [...]

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 [...]

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