Manta Moments: Oceanfront Living and Local Delights in Ecuador

When we moved to Manta Ecuador, Amelia and I both fulfilled a dream to live in a highrise condo on the beach with an ocean view. The views from our balcony were breathtaking, and we spent many evenings sitting out there, sipping mocktails and watching the sunset.
Olon Ecuador Sunsets

Echoes of Olón Ecuador: A Sunset Story

When Amelia and I lived in Olón, Ecuador, we often took evening strolls on the beach to watch the sunset over the ocean as the soothing sound of foamy white waves lapped the shore. The colors of the sky transitioned from yellow to orange to pink to purple.
Hummingbirds Mindo Ecuador

The Magical Hummingbirds of Mindo, Ecuador

As we walked through the lush rainforest near Mindo, Ecuador, we didn't know quite what to expect. Our guide, Xavier, said he had something special he wanted to show us, but that was a monumental understatement! These were the hummingbirds of San Tadeo Birding, known for their fearless nature and stunning plumage.


In this video, we visited the area known as Valle de los Chillos in the southeast corner of the Quito Ecuador Metro Area.


The cost of living in the United States is OUT OF CONTROL! Many of the things we need to live have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people.


We had heard that Valle de los Chillos Ecuador was a popular place for expats because of its beauty, location and affordability so we wanted to do a real estate tour in the area.

Amelia And JP New Cathedral Cuenca Ecuador

About Amelia And JP

We’re Amelia And JP. In 2017, we sold everything we owned, moved to Ecuador with our two dogs, and launched a YouTube Channel to document this crazy adventure.

Each week, we post new entertaining and informational videos about being expats living and working online in our small South American country.

If you’ve dreamed of living a higher quality of life for a lower cost of living, we can show you how!

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Live Abroad Now

Our sister website,, makes it easier for you to find answers to your questions about living abroad in Ecuador and other popular expat destinations.

We constantly add new expat content and send a weekly newsletter with current news & events that are relevant to expats.

PLUS, you’ll get immediate access to our Ecuador Cost of Moving and Living Calculator and discounts off our eCourses after you sign up for the newsletter.

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It has taken us YEARS to build our list of trusted, qualified service providers in Ecuador who specialize in helping expats, and we’re happy to introduce you to them.

We ONLY recommend service providers who we’ve either worked with directly, or who came highly recommended.

Hopefully, our referrals will make your life just a little bit easier, and give you more peace-of-mind whether you’re planning a move to Ecuador, or already live here.

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We created the course we wish we had when we moved to Ecuador in 2017. We felt our way around in the dark and learned every lesson the hard way. And some of those lessons cost us a lot of money!

This course will make your move to Ecuador easier, faster and cheaper than ours was!

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We’ve assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you’ll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad! And it’s a great way to make new friends!

You don’t need to figure everything out on your own. We can help!