We had the great privilege of interviewing Ed Lindquist, Managing Partner of Cuenca Expats Magazine. He shared his knowledge and expertise of Cuenca’s expat population, as well as his experience starting a business in Cuenca Ecuador…
Amelia And JP’s Unconventional VLOG
Amelia And JP are gringo, expat, vegans living in colorful, tranquilo Cuenca Ecuador. We also enjoy travelling and sharing our adventures on our Unconventional VLOG. 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
In this episode, we discuss how to get to Cuenca Ecuador from the USA, including airports, airlines, ground transportation and airport hotels…
This was a jam packed day in our expat life in Cuenca Ecuador! We started with Spanish lessons, then hosted our monthly event for Cuenca’s Unconventional Expats, and ended our day at the Tribal Fusion Open House where Amelia showed us her ever-improving dance skills….
Cuenca is a transitional community for expats. In this episode, we discuss the 12 most common reasons why expats leave Cuenca Ecuador.
After two weeks back in the States, Amelia returns to Cuenca in this episode. But first, Chinnu guest stars as we learn about Mono Labs, our very own Cuenca recording studio.
Amelia and I have both struggled with weight gain/loss for most of our adult lives. In this video, we’ll share our 7 healthy eating habits that helped us lose more than 50 combined pounds over the past 3 years. And we’ve kept it off…
Mario Miranda is a health insurance agent located in Cuenca Ecuador. He stopped by to answer some of our questions about Ecuador Health Insurance.
There are two types of health insurance in Ecuador: Public and Private….
We’ve had a lot of comments about the art behind us in our new indoor filming location. This is the story about how we found it on a rainy day in Cuenca Ecuador. You’ll also get to see the Cuenca Artist, P. Maldonado, who created it.
Since it was a rainy day, we had to leave Lumi at home and film with my iPhone so the video and audio quality is not up to our usual standards. However, it did make for a nice Cloverfield style immersive experience. Several of our early videos were filmed in this style before we got Lumi. If you like this format, let us know and we may do more videos like this….
The Cuenca Ecuador Crime rate has been a trending topic lately. CuencaHighLife reported on a statement made by a citizens group claiming that crime has increased over the past year or so here in Cuenca. Several people have also messaged us to ask if Cuenca is safe.
In this video, we’ll talk about some of the crime rate stats for Cuenca, what the provincial government has to say about it, and our experience living here for 2 years. We’ll also share a few stories from our friends who have had things stolen from them, and offer some safety tips that will help you in any city….
Amelia’s birthday in the life was one of our best days yet in Cuenca Ecuador! We’ve been living here for nearly 2 years, and we’ve made some amazing friends along the way. We hope you enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredible city.
After a long talk and some biscuit bribery, Daisy agreed to let us film her day at the dentist at the Cuenca Animal Clinic. She got her annual exam, teeth cleaning and a toenail trim….
In this video, we share several Vilcabamba to Cuenca transportation options, as well as a few more Vilca Observations from our week there. You’ll also get to meet a chocolate farmer who uses something other than plastic for his packaging.
On our last day in Vilcabamba Ecuador, we decided to share the 5 things we loved plus one interesting observation. It’s a truly magical place and should be on your list of places to visit….
This video starts with a Vilcabamba Ecuador Tour showing our walk around town. Then we talked with Mico from Mico’s Oasis Verde before enjoying a delicious plant-based dinner.
On our trip to Vilcabamba Ecuador, we stayed at the beautiful and relaxing Madre Tierra Resort and Spa. We also enjoyed a leisurely hike on the Rumi Wilco trail along Río Vilcabamba. And we ended our video with a night of bachata dancing with Johnny and Olesya.
Driving from Cuenca to Vilcabamba Ecuador is extremely beautiful. It took us over 5 hours, but it normally only takes about four. We arrived very late so we didn’t film our first night of bachata dancing. Stay tuned for that in the next video….
This Cuenca Ecuador Cost of Living 2019 video covers our monthly living expenses, as well as some other common costs. If you’re thinking about moving here, check out our Ecuador Expat Info page for more videos and detailed blog posts….
In this video, we had the great honor of interviewing a famous artist from the Cuenca Ecuador art scene, Patricio Palomeque. We attended his art exhibit opening almost a month ago with Christina (our new Spanish tutor) and thoroughly enjoyed it. So we made arrangements to return and talk to him in more detail about his art.
This is a bilingual video. We have a lot of Spanish speaking viewers, so we wanted to share Mr. Palomeque’s explanation of his art, as well as Christina’s translation. If you don’t speak Spanish, you can skip forward in the video to the English-speaking parts. Although, I did share video of some of the exhibits while Patricio was talking….
This is Amelia’s second Tribal Fusion Hafla performance in Cuenca Ecuador. She has advanced SOOO much since she started about a year and a half ago. I’m so proud of her ability and self-confidence!
A couple of our subscribers and new arrivals share their New Expat First Impressions of Cuenca Ecuador. Plus, Amelia and I got fingerprinted! Relax… It’s for the background checks we need to file our Ecuador Permanent Residency Visa application.
Amelia And JP are gringo expat vegans living our unconventional life in Cuenca, Ecuador. We enjoy sharing our daily lives, travel adventures, expat info and plant-based cooking from our small South American country.