Whether you love backpacking through developing countries or like hotel hopping, there are at least 5 things you should have during your travels. Implement these things so that while you are traveling to and from your destination you don’t get caught in a sticky situation. These things are especially important when traveling to a developing country. So let’s begin! Read More
Are you considering moving to another country? Seven years ago we considered the same thing, and two years later we made the big move. There are a lot of pro’s and con’s to every big decision you make; the following are a few that I can think of regarding making the move.
1. Your financial Situation
You may have retired and will be living on a pension. In some countries your pension will go a lot farther so this could be a huge motivating factor for you. In Ecuador, this is the case. Things like food and housing can be significantly cheaper. Those of you who can only afford a small house in a mid-west state can afford to live in a beach front condo in Ecuador. Or you may move for a new business opportunity. There can be many great opportunities if you have the time and business know how. Read More
It’s has been 10 days since we started our blog. We have always wanted to start a blog but it has taken us 5 years to do it. And we are very happy that we have. Buckle up because we have many more posts to write.
Coming up we have places to visit in Ecuador, places to go in Europe, more of our adventures from the last 5 years, and interviews with people who have also moved to Ecuador. So stay tuned. 🙂
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After our family decided we wanted to move to Ecuador, we had to take many steps to ensure a smooth transition. It took us almost 2 years to completely move to Ecuador. Of course you can do it faster than that if you want, but here are some steps you will want to take before taking the leap:
RESEARCH THE COUNTRY
Before you invest time, money and energy into moving somewhere so far away from home it is important to learn as much as you can about the place you are going. Some of the things you should learn about include:
- the currency
- the weather
- the government
- the history of the place
- the price of living
If possible, visit the place where you want to move. This will help you to know if you will be happy in your future destination. Read More
You may wonder what culture shock feels like. Let me paint a picture.
It was a weekend, and my girls and I had been invited to a party. We knew that here in this culture people do not show up at parties on time. This is different in our culture. However, I’m pretty late everywhere I go, so I thought that this shouldn’t be a problem.
We were told that the party would be at 7:00, so my girls and I decided that we would wait until 8:00 to go to the party. This is harder than it seems, even for me. I anxiously watched the clock as the time passed by. Finally, the hour passed and we headed to the party. Once there, we were ushered upstairs into the house, which seemed odd since the party was downstairs. Read More