10 Years of Blog Archive

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We Live in a Developing Country and THIS is Part of What Comes with That!

So we're in our fifth year living in a developing country and this is a reality check of what its really like. Sure, the weather is nice, the people are kind, the beaches are pretty, but what about the other stuff that comes with life in a developing country? Life abroad is not all what it is on the surface...just more details folks.
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 comment:

  1. Hey there-we are 62 and plan to visit Ecuador for a month to feel it out. I've read & watched a bit of your blog and have some questions I'm hoping you'll have time to respond to.

    In your earlier posts you said that you really didn't need to worry about the food in Cuenca: just drink clean water and try to eat where the locals are. In a more recent post in Salinas you said you had parasites in Cuenca and in Salinas. What would you now advise about food (specifically fresh produce) and water? how about if I go to a language school and stay & eat with a host family?

    I farm and grow a lot of beautiful food, so your pics from the states as compared to your little sunflower sprouts in Salinas were a bit disconcerting...Is growing more difficult there, or is it more a function of where you live and have access to land?

    Lastly, in consdering the possibility of a move to Ecuador, we are most interested in theSouthern Sierra because we don't like heat...you move to Salinas due to altitude sickness is concerning...any advise on how to do more research and get a sense of how common it is...anyway to predict who will be affected?

    Thank you so much for your informative blog-
    Ren Albright renalbright8@gmail.com


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