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
We share another typical day in our life in this Cuenca Ecuador Expat Living video. After my morning massage, we had a late lunch with friends, visited an organic shop in El Centro, walked around this beautiful city taking pictures and ended our afternoon at Zatua Miski for a peanut butter chocolate ice cream bar.
The next morning, we woke to a beautiful day during the rainy season here in Cuenca Ecuador, so we decided to take Daisy for a walk along the river. Little did we know that a pothole had my name on it….
An Ecuador Permanent Resident Visa is something we need if we want to stay in Ecuador beyond our 2-year temporary resident visa expiration date.
Our temporary resident visa expires in 8 months and we wanted to get a headstart on the process because it can take awhile to get all the necessary paperwork. It also takes awhile for the Ecuadorian government to approve and issue our permanent resident visas.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect if you’re ready to apply for your Ecuador Permanent Resident Visa….
This was an unexpected Day In The Life video! We planned to meet Olesya and Johnny for some Cuenca Ecuador Salsa Dancing lessons in the afternoon, but we didn’t have much else planned for the day.
Usually, when we go to popup ferias, we only stay a few minutes, but Allpafest was great! We saw lots of friends and ate some delicious vegan goodies!
Amelia and I went to Sojo Spa Hair Salon Cuenca Ecuador to get her dried out mop cut off. She said it reached the point of no return. Plus, I’ve been encouraging her to get it cut for quite a while.
It’s a long-standing joke on our channel to refer to Amelia’s uber curly frizzy hair as a mop. She thinks it’s just as funny as everyone else!
We’ve been in Cuenca for over a year and a half now and we’re still finding new and exciting things to do, but we wanted to share our current Top 10 Things To Do in Cuenca Ecuador with you. These are the activities we did with our friends and family when they came to visit and they LOVED them.
We never get tired of exploring Cuenca and the surrounding areas. Everywhere we look, there’s something beautiful and historic to see…
We recorded 13 travel videos on our India Trip, but we had a lot of stories that didn’t make it into any of them and we wanted to share those with you. We also learned a few lessons that you might find useful on your future travels….
We’re back to business as usual here in Cuenca, Ecuador after are 4 week trip to Miami, Amsterdam, India and back. This day in the life video gives you a good taste of life here with a Cuenca Ecuador Yanuncay River walk, organic markets, belly dancing and delicious Southern Indian food.
This is the final video from our trip to 4 continents in 4 weeks. Our Niraamay Resort Tour is stunning. Plus, Chinnu and Abin’s family had a feast to celebrate the marriage, and to honor the attendance of the 4 gringos from Cuenca, Ecuador.
On our second day in Munnar, India, Basil at Le Celestium Hotel arranged a tour along the road from Munnar to Mattupetty. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, especially the Munnar Tea Plantations….
After the wedding, Abin’s brother Basil arranged a hotel and some sightseeing for us in Munnar India. On our first day in Munnar, Basil arranged a driver (Shiva) to take us to lunch at Alibaba & 41 Dishes, show us around Munnar, and drive us to Eravikulam National Park…
The big day has arrived! It’s India Wedding Day! Join us as we share in Chinnu and Abin’s very special day in Adimali India!
Amelia rocks her saree at Chinnu’s ceremony before we went to Abin’s ceremony. We had SOOO much fun at the India Wedding Parties!
After a long journey from Cuenca Ecuador to Adimali India via Quito, Miami, Amsterdam, Mumbai and Trivandrum, we arrived in the mountain jungles of central Kerala in Southern India for Chinnu and Abin’s wedding.
This video is Part 1 and covers the morning and afternoon of the first day of the 2-day wedding. Normally, the wedding would last 3 days, but because Chinnu’s village of Adimalathura is so far from Adimali, the family compressed the timeline to 2 days….
After spending 3 days in the Trivandrum area on the southern tip of India, our Trivandrum to Adimali Drive via taxi was fun and beautiful….
We did all sorts interesting things on our first full day in Kerala India. Chinnu picked us up right after breakfast and took us for shopping in Trivandrum India. We needed some wedding and hot weather clothes. Amelia also bought some jewelry for the wedding and a beautiful lehenga dress….
We traveled from Amsterdam to Mumbai to Trivandrum India to spend a few days with Chinnu in her village of Adimalathura India.
After we arrived in Trivandrum, Chinnu and her family were at the airport to greet us. We drove to the Ideal Ayurvedic Resort where we stayed for 3 nights. After we got settled in, we drove the short distance to Chinnu’s village where her family had prepared snacks and dinner for us…
We hope you enjoy our tour of the amazingly beautiful Keukenhof Tulip Garden just south of Amsterdam. It’s only open for 2 months out of the year while the tulips are blooming so we were fortunate to be there during that small window on a beautiful, sunny, blue sky day….
We TOTALLY lucked out on the weather during our stay in Amsterdam, which made our Amsterdam Canal Tour even more perfect! It has been unseasonably warm following an unseasonably cold snap. We barely saw a cloud during our 5 days here! We’re off to India tomorrow!
We left Miami on British Airways and headed to Amsterdam via Heathrow. This video shares our journey across the pond, Amelia’s drama on the airplane and our Amsterdam AirBnB Apartment Tour in the Jordaan neighborhood….
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.