Wow! This is our 200th VLOG! And what better way to celebrate than showing Amelia learning how to surf just a couple weeks before the world went on lockdown!
Amelia And JP’s Unconventional VLOG
Amelia And JP are American expats living in colorful, tranquilo Ecuador. We’re living our unconventional life, and we encourage you to live yours, whatever that may be.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost
We just finished our first full week of quarantine here in Olón Ecuador. We’ve been staying busy with work so the time is going by quickly, but we’re definitely have good and bad days.
I was able to launch Mini from our front porch this morning and she captured a truly surreal sight: an empty beach in Olón Ecuador during high season.
Several new government issued safety measures are going into effect tomorrow morning so we needed to go to Montañita to pay our Claro bill and get some cash from the ATM. We’re concerned that we won’t be able to go between Olón and Montañita once the new isolation protocol is in effect, and since there’s no longer an ATM in Olón, we were a bit concerned.
We filmed this yesterday in Olón and Montañita Ecuador as we went about our normal daily lives during the Coronavirus pandemic. A lot has happened since then, including Ecuador closing its borders. We’ll share an update video on the Coronavirus in Ecuador tomorrow. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this little distraction.
We’ve been getting lots of questions about why we left Cuenca and why we chose Olón Ecuador over Salinas or any of the other lower altitude cities in Ecuador. In this video, we an answer those questions as we walk around (and a fly over) Olón.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of our merch store with our unique Unconventional designs! We have a whole line of clothes for men, women, kids and babies, and we have other cool stuff like hats, mugs, bags and phone cases.
Join us as we share a drone and walking tour of Las Núñez, a tiny little beach town on Ecuador’s south central coast.
We were taking a short 50 cent bus ride from Olón to Montañita Ecuador when our pocket got picked and we lost an iPhone worth several hundred dollars.
If your dream is to live abroad and work from anywhere, these two young unconventional digital nomads can help and inspire you!
This is our first day in the life video from Olón, our new pueblito on the coast of Ecuador. We go for a couple walks on the beach, show you the mercados, walk around town, and share the incredible sunset from our new drone.
The bright skies, ocean foam and colorful beach here on the coast of Olón Ecuador made a perfect setting for filming with my new DJI Mavic Mini!
We give you a room-by-room tour of our condo in Olón Ecuador and share the cost of rent. We also share our first drone footage of Olón and the beautiful coast of Ecuador!
Our move to Olón from Cuenca Ecuador is complete! We’re now officially beach dwellers on the south central coast of Ecuador!
We really didn’t want to record this video, but we feel like the CuencaHighLife article titled, “Paradise Indian Restaurant offers a happy landing for Cuenca diners as well as its owners,” has done reputational harm to us and our YouTube Channel so we couldn’t afford to let it go unanswered.
If you love flowers, the summer months of January – March are a great time to visit Cuenca Ecuador! The linear parks along Cuenca’s 4 rivers are in full bloom and it’s quite the sight to see! We hope you enjoy our walk along the Yanuncay River near Tres Puentes (Three Bridges).
We had a busy day of errands getting ready for our move from Cuenca to Olón Ecuador just north of Montañita on the south central coast. After my weekly massage, we started with lunch at Yúa Resto Bar and then went to Juan Marcet for moving supplies.
We visited Parque de la Libertad in Cuenca Ecuador for our Spanish class and a history lesson with our amazing Spanish teacher from Walking Spanish Lessons.
Alejandra from RadiantSkin Spa and Vicky from Berenice Studio offer a variety of skin treatment, massage, haircare, mani/pedi and beauty services.
After a lot of consideration, months of research and 2 trips to the coast, we’ve decided to leave Cuenca Ecuador and move to Olón just north of Montañita.
Amelia And JP are US American expats living our unconventional life in Ecuador. We enjoy sharing our daily lives, travel adventures, expat info from our small South American country so you can see what life is really like outside the hamster wheel.