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?
Our detailed videos, photos and blog posts about Olón Ecuador help remove some of the mystery and uncertainty for those of you considering a visit or move here. If you already live here, you might learn about some new things to do, new places to go, new restaurants to check out, and more.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We received a LOT of concerned comments on our previous video about our fears living in a small beach town in the country in Ecuador during the coronavirus pandemic so we respond to some of them in this video.
This is our April 2020 early access video for our patrons on Patreon. During the first several weeks of the quarantine, vegetables were hard to find in our small comuna on Ecuador’s south central coast. That prompted us to take on the long term task of growing some of our own food!
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.