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Moving Abroad - Steak or Sizzle

We have all heard and read about the sizzle of a place abroad but what about the steak? The steak is the meat of reality, the sizzle doesn't last and is a very small part of what it's really like to live abroad in a Latin American country.
We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We live in Cuenca, Ecuador but we are in the process of moving to Salinas Ecuador where our journey continues and real life experiences you won't want to miss!


  1. Amen once again. My wife and I do much better physically on the coast. The is much higher oxygenation happening because of its release from the ocean. That coupled with the fact its close to source, the magnesium and all elementals become airborne and enter bloodstream immediately upon inhalation. Magnesium third most important element in body. And without it in abundance you cannot sleep and blood pressure will increase, which will further make you restless. Magnesium oil/flakes comes from the sea, and i use it abundantly. Our God knows best and created it this way. And besides that my study shows the romans/italians ancestry are dependent on nearness to salt water. The country is basically a peninsula with water on 3 sides..heance always exposed, and may explain Mediterranean anemia I believe. Anyways we were not eager to move to highlands, and are looking coastal. we may be meeting sooner than originally anticipated..Lord willing. May the Lord Christ Jesus be with you and yours. Franco

  2. Wow! Have followed from almost the beginning. Wanted to meet you guys the first or second time we explored Ecuador. But it wasn't meant to be. So disappointed to listen to your rant today. Totally contrary. And also of our memorable memories of Ecuador. Especially Cuenca. Yes it was noisy, and FULL of life. Hope you reflect on that more favorably. Sadly, maybe time for change, or was it? Maybe Salinis is your calling.

  3. Very good post Franco. Thank you.
    See you soon. Hasta pronto...


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