At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Ecuador and some of the bloggers who write about living there.
Paul Acee's Ecuador
An expat in Ecuador since October 2014, Paul’s blog is a repository of useful information for anyone who is thinking of either moving to Ecuador or simply paying the country a visit.With brilliant photography of the local wildlife, tips about where to find good food and entertainment, and articles on more serious subjects such as not falling victim to crime, Paul Acee’s Ecuador is the kind of site you could easily browse for hours.
If you’re undecided about whether Ecuador is the right place for you, Latitude Ecuador will probably persuade you that it is. The images throughout the blog are beautiful, illustrating some of the most appealing points about living there, in particular the natural beauty of the sunsets and waterfalls. Keep an eye out for discounts throughout the blog, as well as explanations of some of the local traditions and customs.
Stuart and Donna describe themselves as ‘full-time RVers’ and blog about their retirement in Ecuador. Currently situated in Cuenca, they cover the usual tips and tricks for the local area, with fun stories about their own experiences. Of particular interest to the new expat, however, will be the menus along the top, which discuss such diverse topics as how to make a monthly budget, what to bring with you to a new country, a guide to crime in Ecuador, and an overview of the country’s visa requirements.
Discover Cuenca Ecuador
Another couple living in Cuenca, Frank and Angie have some great tips for expats who are moving with their children, including an overview of how their family of five manages to live on less than $1000 per month. There are videos throughout the site which are a great way of getting to know both the landscape of the country and the people behind the blog. Take a look at the ’43 Things We Have Observed About Cuenca’s People’ post for a glimpse into Ecuadorian culture.
Providing a great overview of Ecuadorian culture and life as an expat in general, George’s blog talks about what it’s like to move from the US to Ecuador, how it feels to retire in a new country, and what you should do if you’re visiting for a few days. The ‘Before the Big Move’ section provides useful tips about preparing yourself for a move abroad, and there’s also a useful list of necessary Spanish vocabulary for anyone who doesn’t speak the language.
Those are our recommended expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Let us know in the comments!