Ecuador Tugs at Your...

Manta Ecuador Orphanage
One of the main goals we had for this Ecuadorian adventure was to reach beyond ourselves through service. Thus we looked for a Manta Ecuador Orphanage to devote some of our time too. The idea was to find a local orphanage that would allow us to volunteer with nothing more than friendship and support. We found that...

Learn Spanish in Ecu...

Learn Spanish in Ecuador Sloth - Americans in Ecuador
One of the main reasons we came to Ecuador was cultural immersion and to learn the native language (Spanish). We have found this reason is not uncommon among the local expat community in Manta, Ecuador. Many come from all over the world to learn Spanish and to enjoy some sunshine while in the process. In order to...

Via Murciélago! Our...

Manta Ecuador Fried Shimp - Americans in Ecuador
Last night we achieved a huge milestone for our family living in Manta, Ecuador. We took a cab ride into the city, ate dinner near Murciélago beach and went grocery shopping. We were enjoying our 4th day in Manta and I had a bit of cabin fever. Our real estate agent had taken us out the day before on a guided tour...

Why Ecuador (Part 2)

Ecuador GIrls - Curious about Blue Eyes
So Why Ecuador? (Part 2) Below I will continue to share the reason’s which led to us choosing Ecuador. Economic This is an important point to consider when thinking of moving to Ecuador. Before I give some examples of the prices that we have paid for specific items thus far, its worth noting that the Ecuadorian...

Why Ecuador (Part 1)

Faith In Action - In Ecuador
So Why Ecuador? Choosing a destination to live abroad was easier than you might think. For our family we made a short list of what was most important to us; Faith in Action Language Economic Safety After we made the above list we started to search for things like “Best Places to Live Overseas” or “Best Places...

Why Did We Move to E...

Moving to Ecuador
I have now officially been in Ecuador all of 48 hours, but before I get into the nuts and bolts of being American and living in Ecuador – I wanted to share the story of why we are here. Why Are We in Ecuador? It all started when me and my wife Amanda (check out MyZooCrew.com) were in Ixtapa, Mexico attending my...
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