The bright skies, ocean foam and colorful beach here on the coast of Olón Ecuador made a perfect setting for filming with my new DJI Mavic Mini!
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
We give you a room-by-room tour of our condo in Olón Ecuador and share the cost of rent. We also share our first drone footage of Olón and the beautiful coast of Ecuador!
Our move to Olón from Cuenca Ecuador is complete! We’re now officially beach dwellers on the south central coast of Ecuador!
We really didn’t want to record this video, but we feel like the CuencaHighLife article titled, “Paradise Indian Restaurant offers a happy landing for Cuenca diners as well as its owners,” has done reputational harm to us and our YouTube Channel so we couldn’t afford to let it go unanswered.
If you love flowers, the summer months of January – March are a great time to visit Cuenca Ecuador! The linear parks along Cuenca’s 4 rivers are in full bloom and it’s quite the sight to see! We hope you enjoy our walk along the Yanuncay River near Tres Puentes (Three Bridges).
We had a busy day of errands getting ready for our move from Cuenca to Olón Ecuador just north of Montañita on the south central coast. After my weekly massage, we started with lunch at Yúa Resto Bar and then went to Juan Marcet for moving supplies.
We visited Parque de la Libertad in Cuenca Ecuador for our Spanish class and a history lesson with our amazing Spanish teacher from Walking Spanish Lessons.
Alejandra from RadiantSkin Spa and Vicky from Berenice Studio offer a variety of skin treatment, massage, haircare, mani/pedi and beauty services.
After a lot of consideration, months of research and 2 trips to the coast, we’ve decided to leave Cuenca Ecuador and move to Olón just north of Montañita.
Our first eye exam and glasses purchase in Cuenca Ecuador at SOi Opticas was efficient, affordable and enjoyable. Being able to see is NOT overrated!
We’re working with Maite Duran from GringoVisas to get our Permanent Residency Visa for Ecuador. She prefers going to the government office in Machala to file the visa applications so we made the trek from Cuenca to Machala Ecuador on Thursday to file our paperwork.
We get LOTS of questions about the weather in Cuenca Ecuador, as well as the best time to visit Cuenca and what types of clothes to bring to Cuenca. Hopefully this video will help answer some of those questions.
We had such an AMAZING New Year’s Eve with our friends here in Cuenca Ecuador! The India crew was reunited with Paul, Patrick, Abin, Chinnu, Amelia and JP. Chinnu’s nephew Francis also made a brief appearance in the video. We celebrated the 2020 New Year by burning monigotes and partying with all our neighbors in Parque El Vergel.
Thanks mostly to our YouTube Channel and life in South America, we’ve had one crazy year full of fun and adventure. We hope you enjoy our highlight reel featuring short clips, bloopers and deleted scenes from our 2019 VLOGs.
Amelia and JP VLOG 177: It’s New Year’s Eve Eve and we learned all about the tradition of burning monigotes or años viejos as part of the New Year celebration. Christina and Andrea, our Spanish teachers from Walking Spanish Lessons, explained the various elements of the tradition as part of our class. Then we burned our monigote or effigy to cast off the old, negative energy and welcome in the new, positive energy. It was a lot of fun!
We ventured down to El Centro in Cuenca Ecuador yesterday to watch the annual Christmas Eve Pase del Niño Viajero Parade (Passing of the Traveling Child). We had so much fun watching the dancing and seeing the colors!
Christmas Eve in Cuenca Ecuador is bustling with activity. Upon popular request, we filmed Cuenca at night along with the holiday lights.
In this video, we compare the cost of living, conveniences, climate, critters and culture between Cuenca, Salinas and the Montañita area.
Shell and Marsha invited us to stay in the penthouse at Villa de los Sueños in exchange for recording a real estate property tour video for them. The property is for sale so if you’ve ever wanted to own a B&B or your own private family villa on the ocean, now is your chance. We’ll link to the property tour video once it’s available.
We met Sara and Luca from LeAw Leave Everything and Wander a couple weeks ago in Cuenca Ecuador. They are an amazing and inspiring couple who are driving from north Alaska to the south of Argentina in a 1990 Ford F250 with a camper. We were so happy to meet them and hear the story of their nomadic van life.
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.