10 Years of Blog Archive

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Should I Move to Salinas Ecuador?

 After watching our videos a lot of folks are thinking about moving to Salinas Ecuador. Only you can decide something as crucial as a life-long move. No one is qualified to answer that question but yourself. We think that a person really needs to know themselves before deciding if they want to move overseas or not and where they want to live. Our videos and articles are an excellent starting point for those who are thinking about making the big move. We show you the "whole picture" with insights for applying into your every-day life. If you just want a postcard, you've come to the wrong place.

We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We lived in Cuenca Ecuador for five years and now we are in Salinas Ecuador where our adventure continues.We vlog several times per week where we share crucial insights and every day experiences to help others see what its really like to live in a Latin American country.


  1. Hi Frank and Angie,
    I’ve been following your fantastic expat adventure for the past 2 years since my return from Colombia where I thought about relocating. I actually procured a paid teaching position at the University level, which for me turned out to be a rather unpleasant administrative experience, and was one of several events that really soured my wanting to return to S. America to live. I’m not a newcomer, am a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Chile in the late 60’s, also lived in Brazil and Mexico and spent a lot of time in Peru, once where I served as an interpreter for an archeological mission. I worked for many years in Southern California serving the Hispanic community, so my Spanish is probably better than average. .

    Enough about me…what I really want to point out is how you and Angie have so accurately presented what and how life as an expat truly is. It appears that other blogs are presenting a false picture of expat life abroad and are only trying to sell real estate at a jacked up local price, which tends to negatively influence the local economy, as you accurately point out. I’ve been embarrassed too many times by those loud Americans who have no idea about local customs and etiquette, have no desire to learn the language, and try to recreate their American lifestyle, and subsequently have no clue about the richness of the real experiences living abroad that they are missing out on.

    You made a comment recently about a woman who is vicariously living through your experiences. Add me to the list. With all my experiences living abroad, and my love for the Hispanic culture and people, I just can’t seem to make that transition again. In fact, your incredible videos so accurately depict the living condition and experience abroad, my personal decision is “thank you Frank and Angie for presenting the truth” and is a constant reminder that “it’s not for me,” and I mean that with all the best wishes and success for you and your family.


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