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Category Archive: Ecuador

Ecuador

Mar 14

AmaZOOnico: Animal Rescue in Ecuador’s Amazon

Once upon a time, a family adopted an ocelot cub because they couldn’t resist how cute it was. It’s too bad that they conveniently forgot one essential detail: Babies grow up.

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Feb 29

9 Best Things To Do in Banos Ecuador

Our tour to the Amazon was chock full of new experiences. Besides sleeping in the Amazon jungle and visiting an indigenous community, we were also able to spend our final night in one of Ecuador’s most famous towns, Baños, named for its public hot baths. If you’re planning a trip there yourself, here is our …

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Apr 04

How to Find and Rent an Apartment in Cuenca, Ecuador

Judging from the popularity of our post about Our First Furnished Apartment in Cuenca’s El Centro, a whole lot of people are considering expat life and have no idea how to find and rent an apartment there.

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May 28

Feria Libre: How to Live Like a Local in Cuenca, Ecuador

Back when we were living in the U.S., we’d check the weekly grocery store circulars for specials, cut the Sunday paper coupons, and buy everything else at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.  Low price and convenience. Get in and get out. But that was then.  Once we moved to a world with no Wal-Mart and no …

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Mar 13

What Makes Cuenca’s Parque Calderon So Special?

Wander around Cuenca’s narrow, cobbled streets for any length of time and you’ll see that it is full of charming squares and churches. None, though, is as delightful as Parque Calderon, the city’s central plaza.

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Jan 10

Postcard: Ingapirca Sun Temple Near Cuenca, Ecuador

Ingapirca Sun Temple

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Dec 23

The Day Ecuador Kicked Us Out

It all started innocently enough. Dan and I both suddenly knew that it was time to move on; our time in Panama was at an end. Problem was, we had no idea where we should go next. All those expat websites extolling Cuenca, Ecuador as the up-and-coming hot retirement destination … you can live there …

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Sep 23

Video: Parque Calderon, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Sep 09

13 Balconies in Cuenca

Walk down any street and look up: You’ll see amazing architectural details on the balconies in Cuenca, with plenty of eye-popping color and details in the iron and woodwork. No wonder this is a UNESCO city. I had a desperate need to grab the Big C’s – you know, coffee and cash – so I …

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Aug 26

Our First Furnished Apartment in Cuenca’s El Centro

When we told friends we were looking to rent a furnished apartment in El Centro, Cuenca’s charming historic district, their response was, “Why would you want to move there? It’s so noisy and dirty.” “Not to us,” we responded, “It’s perfect.” We had quickly tired of the cold sterility of our Gringolandia apartment, where the …

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