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Are We Moving to Mexico? (and Leaving Ecuador?)/in Blog, Comparisons, Ecuador, Mexico/by JP Stonestreet
Following our recent trip to Mexico and the videos we shared from that trip, a lot of you are curious if we’re planning to leave Ecuador and move to Mexico
Our Ecuador Healthcare Experience/in Blog, Ecuador, Health & Medical/by JP Stonestreet
Before our recent hospital visit, we did not have in-depth personal experience with the Ecuador healthcare system. We know Ecuador has one of the best healthcare services globally, so we expected something nice. Pleasantly, our expectations were exceeded. The quality was so great that their affordable cost was almost shocking.
Unexpected Reasons *some* Ecuadorians are Leaving/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We’re often asked, if Ecuador is as great as we say, why do Ecuadorians leave? The short answer is, people are the same everywhere and they leave home for the same reasons.
WHY EXPATS LEAVE ECUADOR (and never come back!)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We know at least a thousand expats who live in Ecuador, but only a handful who have left. However, the reasons expats leave Ecuador are relevant to anyone considering a move here.
WE GOT LOST & DISCOVERED SOMETHING UNEXPECTED! (Loja Ecuador Pucará)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
It was a cloudy morning when we woke up, but after enjoying some delicious Loja coffee, we ventured out for a morning walk.
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF EXPATS IN ECUADOR!/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Vilcabamba Ecuador has been popular with expats for a long time. It’s a quaint mountain town that sits in a valley surrounded by beautiful panoramic views.
Is Loja Ecuador Right for You? (Pros & Cons)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Loja Ecuador. We stayed in an AirBnB and lived like a local so we could get a really good feel for the city.
How We Paid Off $60K of Debt in 3 Years/in Blog, Ecuador, Live Abroad/by JP Stonestreet
We had two incomes, a nice house in a great neighborhood, and two nice cars. We were living the dream, but then everything changed when JP started losing the ability to walk.
Loja Ecuador First Impressions/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
After nearly 5 years in Ecuador, we FINALLY visited Loja! You have been asking us to film there for years, and now the wait is over!
THIS COUNTRY STILL SURPRISES US! (Mindo Ecuador Cloud Forest)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
This is Part 2 of our visit to the Cloud Forest of Mindo Ecuador, and it was even more AMAZING than the first!
Ecuador Protests Have Ended (2022)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
After several hours of deliberation, and a return to the negotiation table after everyone thought it was over, the government of Ecuador and the leaders of the indigenous protests have reached an agreement to end the paro (strike).
Ecuador National Protests Update #2 (2022)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
If you have a trip planned for the next week, we recommend canceling it. With road closures throughout the country, and widespread food, fuel, propane and medical supply shortages, it’s not a good time to visit Ecuador.
Ecuador National Protests Update #1 (2022)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
This is day 11 of the indigenous-led national protests in Ecuador. We aren’t going to discuss the politics because we aren’t a political channel and try to avoid politics completely.
THIS PLACE IS LIKE A FAIRYTALE!/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
This cloud forest has been on Amelia’s bucket list since we moved to Ecuador nearly 5 years ago, and we finally made it!
WHY do people LOVE Cuenca Ecuador? (Top 11 Reasons)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Cuenca Ecuador is the most popular expat city in Ecuador. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beautiful, old world city with modern day amenities and an affordable cost of living.
FOOD FOR A DAY in CUENCA ECUADOR (cost of food)/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
This video shows a typical travel day for us. We usually eat breakfast and dinner at our Airbnb, and we eat lunch out at a restaurant.
48 HOURS IN CUENCA ECUADOR (things people love to do)/in Blog, Day In The Life, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Congratulations to Piedra de Agua for winning BEST SPA in North AND South America for 2022!
Shipping Household Goods to Ecuador/in Blog, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
Learn about logistics, process, import regulations, timeframes and cost to ship your household goods to Ecuador.
3 FAMOUS VILLAGES IN 1 DAY (near Cuenca Ecuador)/in Blog, Day In The Life, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
This video shows one of the most popular day trips from Cuenca Ecuador. We visited San Bartolomé, Chordeleg and Gualaceo. Each town has a unique trade that makes them famous throughout Ecuador and South America.
WE HAD TO BE FLEXIBLE! (Cuenca Ecuador)/in Blog, Day In The Life, Ecuador/by JP Stonestreet
After 2 years and a pandemic, we FINALLY made it back to Cuenca Ecuador! We felt like we were back home and tourists at the same time.