10 Years of Blog Archive

Thursday, September 01, 2016

I Wouldn't Trade Places with You for the World

Today we answer a readers question asking if we are happy being in Ecuador and we share a few insights about shopping at the La Libertad Mercado in Salinas. There's deals over there but you still have to be careful about getting gringoed! 
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. Your DYI Landing Guide is covering part of the videos? Unable to watch full screen :(

  2. Thanks for letting us know, it's resized. now. Just in case it happens again, did you know that you can click "play" on the video player then put your mouse on the bottom right corner and it shows a tiny box. By double clicking on that it will make the player FULL SCREEN without taking the viewer over to YouTube.

  3. Your welcome but with the Guide covering the bottom right corner the full screen box is hidden. Thanks for the fix as I enjoy all of your videos!

  4. What happened to your German shepherd?

  5. Hey Frank,
    I want to tell you I really enjoyed this video for several reasons! One, I liked the short cuts to the iguana on the beach (and the music there!), it tends to break up the dialogue pace of things, makes for an enjoyable little interlude.

    And two, showing how your made your lounger with what you had available, and some cheap chicken wire... brilliant! Out of curiosity, can you tell us how much some kind of similar lounger would cost from some store there in Salinas, or Cuenca, if you had to buy one? Thanks!


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