We visited Olón for the first time since we moved away and took a walk down memory lane while we were there.
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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.
Adventure! Romance! Entrepreneurship! Unconventional Life Choices! This video has it all!
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’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!
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?”
We’re Amelia And JP, American expats from the U.S. living our unconventional life in Ecuador. We share things like cost of living, safety info, property & neighborhood tours, lessons learned, things to do, ugly truths, city comparisons, etc. so you know what it’s REALLY like to live in Ecuador.