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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FRUGAL TRAVELER: Gringo Gouging Laundry Service in Puerto Lopez

To be a frugal traveler you can't really accept gringo gouging...especially if you live here (Ecuador). It doesn't matter if you speak Spanish and dress just like the locals, they size you up for the "new made up price" because they think they can get away with it. That's so funny because with Frank, they never get away with it...very rarely are we ever gringo gouged just because we already know the prices for things. Watch the video and you'll see what I'm talking about.  

We have MUCHO to share with our readers about shopping, where to stay, how to eat frugal, how to be frugal while having the time of your life along the whole Ecuador coastline. We already did it and now we're going to share our secrets and our experiences on how to be a FRUGAL TRAVELER on the Ecuador coast in our new DIY FRUGAL TRAVELER Ecuadorian Coastal Guide Book.


  1. Six bucks?! Even $2.50 doesn't sound particularly cheap for a grocery bag of shopping. Are there laundromats? It costs me $1.75 to wash and dry an entire laundry hamper full of clothes at my condo building in Fla! Love Frugal Frank, though :)

    1. Hi Sandra, I know it! No, there are no laundromats in many of the small coastal beach towns. What they have is "laundry service" where you give them your laundry and they do it for you. We're glad you are enjoying frugal Frank. We have more coming up!


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