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Famous for its sumptuous colonial architecture, its bustling nightlife and its numerous attraction sites, Cuenca is a top destination for expatriation. Located in the Highlands, it is Ecuador's third biggest city.

Moving to Cuenca can be a very enriching expat experience. Indeed, the city has been marked by not less than three different cultures during Inca, Spanish and Precolombian occupation periods.

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Life in Ecuador, of course, is something that is best experienced in person and on the spot. However, this article endeavours to give you a taste of the lifestyle that awaits you if you decide to move to Ecuador.

The passport, especially a European or American passport, is one of the most sought-after documents in Ecuador. A stolen and then altered passport can be worth thousands of dollars on the black market. Here are a few tips to safeguard that precious document.

What kind of food will you find in restaurants, cafes, and private homes in Ecuador? Many restaurants in Ecuador offer various types of ethnic food, just like all over the world. But what is typical Ecuadorian food? With the wide variety of fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats, you will surely find something to suit your taste.

Family is everything to an Ecuadorian. The extended family unit is the most important aspect of life in Ecuador, and all activities of life centre around benefiting the family unit. Here are a few notes on Ecuadorian life regarding education, childcare, and family activities.

Like most countries, Ecuador has certain rules and regulations regarding traveling with pets. It is better to be aware of them in advance so that the transition goes as smoothly as possible for your pet.

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Grimms' Ecuador Travel Tales

3 years ago

Relocating from the U.S. to Ecuador. This will chronicle our adventures (and misadventures) as we learn to live in a foreign country. "The worst day in Ecuador is better than the best day at work."

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The Cuenca Couple

3 years ago

We travel not to escape life, but so life does not escape us!

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Paul Acee's Ecuador

3 years ago

My blog is about Ecuador. An expats journey from the USA to retire in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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