Tag Archives: Gringos

How safe are coastal towns?

If you live in middle class North America or Europe, it is easy to become blasé about personal safety and petty theft. It’s not something you need to be concerned about. But in 3rd world Ecuador, you must be more vigilant or you’ll get burned.


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Can you Surf in Spanish?

If you’re sharing the waves with locals, why not learn a few common surf terms in Spanish? Knowing a little Spanish can go a long way. Isn’t it better to hang out with locals, rather than staying in your clique? Here are some terms you may find handy.


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Independent House or Community?

If you want to buy real estate in Ecuador, which type of housing should you buy? Whether you buy an apartment or condo, a stand-alone house, or a home in a gated community, each has its pros and cons.


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