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17 February 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Viva Colombia And To Hell With Ecuadorian Bus Rides

I really have come to dislike Latin America bus rides. It’s part of the most important thing I learned in 2012, and is based on the collected experiences I’ve had as a traveler in South America, especially in a number of experiences in Ecuador. Let me try to tell you about the experience at the [...]

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06 March 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Why Internet Entrepreneurs Aren’t Setting Up In Quito

Last fall I fell upon the capital city of Ecuador. Quito is a rather large city nestled rather high (altitude 2800 meters) in the Andes mountains. If you look at most of the airline flights in and out of Ecuador, there seem to be really only two cities: Guayaquil and Quito. The Quito area boasts [...]

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23 January 2012 ~ 22 Comments

The 10 Very Likely Ways You’ll Get Jipped In Ecuador

I just traveled through the country of Ecuador. In many ways, I was happy to be in a Latin American country, practicing my Spanish, and seeing new sites. At a certain point, though, I began to get tired of all the bullshit. You may have heard some of it via facebook and twitter, but eventually [...]

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26 December 2011 ~ 8 Comments

How To Minimize Your Theft Exposure While Abroad (Part 2)

Previously, I wrote about the first step in minimizing your theft exposure while abroad: minimize your chances of being robbed at all. Now we move on to the second step… Step 2: Minimize The Stuff That Can Be Robbed This is a step, which if combined with step 1, will drastically reduce the effects of [...]

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14 December 2011 ~ 3 Comments

How To Minimize Your Theft Exposure While Abroad (Part 1)

I recently visited Quito, Ecuador, a place notorious for crime and petty theft, especially against travelers. Practically everyone I have met who has visited Quito has either been robbed, seen a robbery, or had a friend be robbed. I am no exception, as my buddy Brendan was robbed the day after I left, and one [...]

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04 December 2011 ~ 6 Comments

How To Jump Off A Bridge And Not Kill Your Offspring In The Process

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know I have been in Ecuador recently. And if you follow me on twitter or facebook, you probably heard that I jumped off a bridge recently… Well, let me tell you a little bit about this adventure. First off, this bridge is not your [...]

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26 November 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Cuenca Ecuador For Upstart Travelers

As I mentioned in my post about my costs of living in Ecuador, I spent 6 weeks this fall living in a town called Cuenca. If you haven’t heard of Cuenca, you obviously have not been reading US international retirements magazines, because the city is a hotspot for older US expats and retirees. It is [...]

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17 November 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Breakdown of My Monthly Costs Of Living In Cuenca Ecuador

So, I spent 6 weeks living in one of the principal cities of Ecuador, Cuenca. Cuenca is located in southern Ecuador, a little bit towards the east. It is an old city with a rich history and a lot of old architecture. It’s no surprise it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the impressive Calderon [...]

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