It seems that Cuenca Ecuador is winding down from its austerity protests and getting back to business as usual. We walked down to El Centro today to check things out and we also needed some produce from the mercado.
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
Our good friends Chinnu and Abin opened their very own place here in Cuenca Ecuador: Paradise Indian Restaurant! We’re so happy for them! They offer both southern and northern Indian food, and we can attest after our trip to India that their cooking is very authentic.
Xavier from Apartamentos Otorongo showed us the outskirts of Cuenca in this Cuenca Ecuador Neighborhood Tour. In addition to owning and operating Apartamentos Otorongo, Xavier offers city tours and a variety of other more adventurous activities in Ecuador.
As you may know, Amelia belly dances and is constantly bedazzling costumes for her performances. In this episode, we went bra shopping in Cuenca Ecuador to find a new bra for a costume she’s wearing in her upcoming performance in Quito. They’ll be dancing to the theme song from Pink Panther while wearing this costume….
In this video, we’ll share the fears we had BEFORE we moved to Cuenca Ecuador, and we’ll talk about the things that STILL scare us after living here for over two years.
Channeling your inner viking is not only fun, it’s therapeutic! This new hobby hit North America a few years ago, and now we have axe throwing in Cuenca Ecuador, too!
In this episode, we interview Francisco Astudillo and Maite Durán from GringoVisas about laws in Ecuador that every expat should know and understand.
If you enjoy relaxing, beautiful classical Spanish guitar music, you’ll love this video. We were invited to a recording session at MonoLab here in Cuenca Ecuador to film Dario Torres, an amazing local classical Spanish guitarist with international acclaim.
We also had a chance to talk to Patrich Donicht about his new recording studio. The last time we visited him, MonoLab was still under construction: Cuenca Recording Studio: MonoLab…
The best way to learn a foreign language is in the real world, and that’s exactly how Walking Spanish Lessons teaches Spanish. Christina, our Spanish tutor, teaches us by walking around Cuenca, sharing stories about Cuenca’s culture and history, and helping us interact with other Spanish speakers.
We interviewed Paul Wilches, founder of Relocation Services of Ecuador, to learn about shipping household goods to Ecuador. He discussed the logistics, process, import regulations, timeframes and costs with us….
After a long winter season of clouds, cold and rain, we’re finally seeing the transition back to summer. We thoroughly enjoyed our sunny Sunday in Cuenca Ecuador meeting some of our YouTube subscribers from around the world, walking Daisy along the river, going to the mercado and the world famous Cuenca flower market, and relaxing with a delicious glass of fresh juice. What an amazing city this is!
Since we both work online from Cuenca Ecuador for companies back in the states, how to make money living abroad is a common topic of conversation with our subscribers and patrons.
While it is possible to earn income from a job in another country, there are other options that may allow you to earn more money working fewer hours, and start before you leave home. Plus, you can start before you leave home so you minimize your risk of moving abroad and ensure a smooth landing in your new expat destination…
We get a lot of questions about Cuenca home healthcare and elder care options, so we interviewed the founders of VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca to get some answers…
If you’re wondering what it’s like to live in Cuenca Ecuador, we share our typical gringo saturday with you in this video. It was a rainy, chilly day so we filmed Cloverfield style with my iPhone to protect my nice camera from the weather….
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…
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…
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.