Our week in Manta ended with a HUGE surprise and a deluxe penthouse in the sky!
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
If you’re like Amelia, you will probably want to visit Ecuador BEFORE moving here. In this video, we give you 10 tips to get the most out of your exploratory trip to Ecuador to help you prepare for your trip and get the most out of your first expat experience.
Even after living in Ecuador for more than 3 years, some customs and traditions STILL make us feel a little culture shock!
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We’ve heard great things about Playas Ecuador so we spent a couple of days there to check it out for ourselves.
Following our visit to Ayampe about 30 minutes north of Olón, several of our viewers asked us to show Ayangue, which is about 30 minutes south of Olón.
We teamed up with Josh and Kalie from @Expats Everywhere in Porto, Portugal to create TWO must see videos!
We’ve been accused of MISREPRESENTING Ecuador and OVERPAYING for EVERYTHING because our monthly cost of living in Ecuador is more than some people who live much more cheaply than we do.
The Dos Mangas Ecuador jungle trail has been on our bucket list since we arrived in Olón and we’re so incredibly thankful that we finally did it!
We’ve been wanting to experience this adventure since we moved to Ecuador!
You’ve been asking to see a video featuring our new eBikes so we took them for a spin along La Ruta Ciclística heading northeast out of Olón. We also talk about the top 10 reasons WHY we love being expats from the United States (and immigrants in Ecuador).
Ecuador is a beautiful country and the people are AMAZING! But no place is perfect and if you’re considering a move to Ecuador, you deserve to have all the information. So in this episode, we reluctantly discuss the DARK SIDE of Ecuador.
We were REALLY impressed with Manta and we’re already planning our next trip back to film more of the city. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Ecuador, and it’s very popular with expats. If you want to live by the beach, but you prefer a modern city with all the amenities, this might be the perfect spot for you.
This video has been several weeks in the making. We went to Ayampe Ecuador just 30 minutes north of Olón a few weeks ago to film a walk-and-talk, but it was too windy to talk so we decided to capture the natural beauty of Ayampe and narrate it later.
During the pandemic, when the taxis and buses weren’t running, we were forced to walk 2 miles to Montañita to get cash from the ATM and groceries from Tía. That prompted a frequently asked question, “Can you buy e-Bikes in Ecuador and how much do they cost?”
Since we left Cuenca and moved to the small rural beach town of Olón Ecuador back in February 2020, lots of people have asked us if we still recommend Cuenca as the best place to start as an expat in Ecuador. In this video, we take a walk down memory lane while we attempt to answer the question, Is Cuenca Still The Best Place in Ecuador to Start Your Expat Life Abroad?
We have SEVERAL new and exciting developments going on here in Olón; things that we took for granted in Cuenca and Denver, but were sorely lacking here in our tiny rural beach town. If you’re planning a visit or move here, you’re definitely going to like what’s happening!
Getting injured in a small rural beach town in Ecuador is a lot different than getting injured in a city with easy access to all the modern conveniences. Our experience with Amelia’s injury both shocked us and made us feel very thankful that we live in such a helpful, supportive community!
This is our annual cost of living update for Olón Ecuador. We kept track of every expense we incurred in September 2020 and compiled them into this video and a REALLY long blog post.
Cerro Santa Ana or Santa Ana Hill in Guayaquil is the original site of Ecuador’s largest city and a popular tourist attraction. We hiked up the 444 steps to the church and lighthouse, and share the incredible views of Guayaquil in this video.
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.