Ecuador: 10 Things That SHOCKED US the MOST (as Expats from the United States)

Amelia and JP VLOG 223: 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.

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2 replies
  1. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    Hey! Thanks for the video! I’m from downtown Chicago (Hyde Park area) so I was happy to hear about the buses and transportation! I’m joining your community today!

    I saw the big bug in the video and was wondering (although it’s a strange request) if you could do a video about bugs that we could expect to encounter in Ecuador? I also lived for 12 years in Arizona and too many caught me by surprise (not in a good way!) so I love to know what creepy crawlies to expect on a daily basis!

    Thank you guys!

    • JP
      JP says:

      Hola Ellen! We do have an article about bugs on our other website:

      However, it really depends on where you’re going in Ecuador. The Amazon region is a lot different from the mountains, which is also very different from the coast. To be honest, bugs aren’t much different here compared to the US.

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