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 …

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10 Reasons You Should Go Abroad This Year

In 2011, I made the leap and spent an extended time abroad, mostly in Colombia and a little bit in Ecuador. Here are 10 reasons you should go abroad this year: 1. You will love it. What is better than having the best time of …

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How The Hell Did I End Up Here? And Other Memories From 2011

The 2011 year has raced by faster than any year I can remember. It has been one of the most eye-opening, inspiring, life-altering years of my life in so many ways. This blog hardly begins to scratch the surface it all. But what makes me …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Medellin Effect (Or, Why Geo-Arbitrage Isn’t Everything)

I am in Ecuador and am suffering from something. Here are my symptoms: 1. I don’t see cute girls in my field of vision. I don’t see them on the street, in the malls, working at bars, filing into universities. I don’t see them as …

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A New Chapter For Ryan Goes Abroad

About a year ago, I started Ryan Goes Abroad. I started it as an experiment in finding out what the social media world was all about. And if you had told me what I was going to experience in the next year as a result …

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