We went back to Guayaquil to pick-up my repaired laptop and to renew Amelia’s passport, so we took a few extra days to enjoy the city and see some tourist attractions.
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
Is it WINTER? Or is it SUMMER? Do we dress like tourists? Is Amelia’s tattoo a TRAMP STAMP? We discuss all this and MORE in today’s video!
We have the great honor of sharing the inspirational and unconventional expat story of Luis and Kimberly from Soluna Sanctuary & Tea House.
In this episode, we take a long walk in the countryside east of Olón while we share the top 10 things that shocked us most about Ecuador as expats from the United States.
We went to La Libertad Ecuador to take care of some banking tasks and while we were there, we took a walk on the Malecón, stopped by a mercado and went shopping for groceries at Mi Comisariato in Ballenita on the way back to Olón.
We went back to Guayaquil last weekend to get my laptop, but it wasn’t ready yet. I had to login to my computer so they could verify it with Apple for the battery recall/warranty replacement.
I have worked from home for 15 out of the past 25 years and Amelia has been a remote worker for the last 10 years.
If your goal is to live abroad in Ecuador, you need to have enough money saved up to make your dream a reality.
A lot of people accused us of bashing the USA with our Why We Left The United States video so we wanted to share some of the things that make the USA amazing!
This was our first time back in Guayaquil since before the pandemic began and it has changed A LOT.
Many of you asked to see some affordable rental properties here in Olón Ecuador following the luxury condo rental tour video we shared a few weeks ago.
A lot of YOUR recent comments have voiced the same concerns we had BEFORE and DURING our move from the United States to Ecuador.
We’re often asked about where to start when moving abroad from the United States to another country like Ecuador.
We’ve been living in Ecuador for almost 3 years, and we still get asked if our home has indoor plumbing, running water or dirt floors. We’re happy to report that the myth is not reality. While some of the more rustic, locals oriented homes do still have dirt floors, the vast majority of Ecuadorians and expats live in places that would fit anywhere in the US or the developed world.
We considered several other countries before we chose Ecuador as our expat home away from home. In this video, we share the main reasons why we didn’t choose Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Uruguay, Portugal, New Zealand or Australia.
Our only regret is not leaving the United States SOONER!
This was our first time in the main area of Montañita for 3 months, since before the quarantine began.
Now that the quarantine restrictions have loosened, we have more freedom to leave the house and enjoy the beach here in Olón Ecuador.
We’ve been raising money to feed the elderly, disabled and jobless families in this area, as well as their fur babies, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the pandemic and quarantine hit, we found ourselves completely unprepared for product scarcity and lack of transportation.
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.