A trip to Cotacachi wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Plaza de Ponchos, the world famous indigenous market in Otavalo, Ecuador!
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
Las Cascadas de Peguche, or the Peguche Waterfalls, are located on the northeast side of Otavalo, Ecuador.
We FINALLY made it to Northern Ecuador and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Now we know why expats love this area!
We’re happy to introduce you to Amy and Holly! They can help you with both purchase and rental properties.
Amelia and JP VLOG 265: A lot of you have asked how we escaped. How we took back control of our lives. How we paid off our debt and regained our freedom while improving our quality of life.
When you finally decide to move abroad, fantasizing about your expat life is very exciting! You’ll dream of the possibilities and the adventure!
The cost of rent and housing in the United States is crazy! But no one said you have to keep living in the United States! There are a LOT of other countries with cheaper housing and a higher quality of life!
It’s COST OF LIVING time again! In this video, we share all our expenses from the month of June 2021 living in Manta, Ecuador. We also share a tour of our condo and how much we pay for rent.
This Sunday in the life would seem normal to most people anywhere in the world. Days like this give you a glimpse into what life is like in other countries, and hopefully demonstrates that there are more similarities than differences.
Ecuador is a magical, wondrous place that’s full of unusual plants, animals, culture and scenery.
A short drive past the eastern side of Manta, Ecuador is a small town with a big mountain and a long history called Montecristi.
We told you why we left Olón in a previous video. Now we’ll share why we chose Manta over Salinas, Playas and Guayaquil.
Over the past few weeks, we heard from some new arrivals to Ecuador who told us they were having a difficult time adjusting to life here.
We’ve heard a LOT about this popular expat destination since we moved to Ecuador. Several of our viewers have either moved there already, or are planning a move there, so we wanted to go check it out for ourselves.
In this “day-in-the-life” video, we share the real reasons why we left Olón and moved to Manta, Ecuador.
Daisy hasn’t been feeling well for a few weeks. The vet clinic in Olón said she needed an ultrasound, but they didn’t have that equipment so we took her to the Manta Pets Veterinary Clinic after we moved here.
We’re back in Manta Ecuador for this day-in-the-life video, sharing a walk around the Mercado Central area and a visit to Todo Criollo, a speciality spice and bulk-buy store.
We waited for the rainy season to do the hike up to Las Cascadas in Dos Mangas, Ecuador. It’s been on our list since we moved to Olón, but the waterfalls (cascadas) have been dry for most that time.
In this video, we get to see what heaven looks like when Amelia closes her eyes and imagines it! She did a great job of fighting the temptation to dive headfirst into a bowl of her favorite substance!
Despite water shortages, Olón continues to prosper. We have several new tiendas and restaurants, a few remodeled restaurants, electric scooter rentals, new bike sales, and a few new murals.
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.