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Streets of Loja Ecuador Video

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Loja Ecuador is a popular small city nestled in the Andes Mountains in Southern Ecuador. The people are very friendly and the city is very clean. You’ll notice a blend of colonial, art deco and 60s utilitarian architecture, lots of murals and churches. It’s growing in popularity with expats, but it’s still relatively undiscovered by foreigners.

You may also enjoy our Vilcabamba Ecuador Drone Video

Are you planning a move to Ecuador? We created the Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse to make your move abroad as easy and painless as possible. It has 63 videos with tons of written content that will walk you through every step from A-to-Z. We even have a downloadable move abroad checklist and a city comparison matrix that will help you choose the perfect location based on what’s important to you. Read what our past students had to say and sign-up here…

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Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need! 

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator here…


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Vilcabamba Ecuador 4K Drone Video

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Vilcabamba Ecuador is one of the most popular cities in Ecuador for expats and vacationing Ecuadorians. It’s a beautiful town nestled in a valley in the Andes Mountains.

If you’re considering a visit or move to Vilcabamba, we talked about the pros & cons in this video on our other channel @Amelia And JP:
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF EXPATS IN ECUADOR! (Vilcabamba Ecuador Pros & Cons)

Are you planning a move to Ecuador? We created the Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse to make your move abroad as easy and painless as possible. It has 63 videos with tons of written content that will walk you through every step from A-to-Z. We even have a downloadable move abroad checklist and a city comparison matrix that will help you choose the perfect location based on what’s important to you. Read what our past students had to say and sign-up here…

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here…

Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need! 

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator here…


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

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The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

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Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

WHERE EXPATS LOVE TO EAT IN CUENCA ECUADOR (August Member’s Choice Video)

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In August, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a review of popular restaurants in Cuenca Ecuador where expats like to eat.

During our two and a half years of living there, and our recent visits, we had the opportunity to eat at a lot of restaurants in Cuenca. While we can’t possibly cover all of them in one video, we did share our experiences with over 3 dozen!

Here are the links to all the restaurants we mentioned:

#1 Parque Calderon
Negroni
Madame
Yaw

#2 Calle Larga
LaMaría
Sunrise Café
Kolo
Origami
Goza 
Quo Vadis

Other El Centro
Fabiano’s
Za Za 360 Lounge in the ITZA Hotel
Thai Connection
Tiesto’s Café

#3 de Noviembre
PizzoTr3s
Inca Lounge
Bumba
Café del Museo Remigio Crespo

#4 Parque de la Madre
Paradise Indian
Sinfonía Café 
Nandala
Golden Prague
El Rey del Burrito

#5 Roberto Crespo Toral
Goza
Serafina
Hansel and Gretel
Roll.Dot
Yua Restaurante

#6 Rafael Torres Beltrán
LaCraft Beer Garden
Télicioso Tea Room
Pacari Cuenca
Pizzeria La Napoletana
Café Libre

#7 Remigio Crespo Toral
Noe Sushi
Zatua Miski

#8 Batan/Otorongo
Fratello Vegan
Sabatino’s Garden

#9 San Sebas
El Oasis
San Sebas Café
Common Grounds

Are you planning a move to Ecuador? We created the Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse to make your move abroad as easy and painless as possible. It has 63 videos with tons of written content that will walk you through every step from A-to-Z. We even have a downloadable move abroad checklist and a city comparison matrix that will help you choose the perfect location based on what’s important to you. Read what our past students had to say and sign-up here…

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here…

Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need!

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator.


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

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Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

Loja Ecuador 4K Drone Video

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Loja Ecuador is located in the southern Andes mountain region of the country. It’s about a 4 hour drive north to Cuenca, and 45 minutes south to Vilcabamba. The Loja Province airport is located in Catamayo, which is 45 minutes west of the city of Loja.

Watch more videos about Loja over on @Amelia And JP :
THIS CITY IS NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED!
IS THIS CITY RIGHT FOR YOU? (Loja Ecuador Pros & Cons Video)

Drone used: DJI Mavic Air 2

Are you planning a move to Ecuador? We created the Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse to make your move abroad as easy and painless as possible. It has 63 videos with tons of written content that will walk you through every step from A-to-Z. We even have a downloadable move abroad checklist and a city comparison matrix that will help you choose the perfect location based on what’s important to you. Read what our past students had to say and sign-up here…

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here…

Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need!


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

Streets of Cuenca Ecuador Video

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Cuenca Ecuador is a beautiful, old-world city with modern amenities. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its long history and cultural significance. Walking the streets of Cuenca, it’s easy to see why so many people love to visit or call this city home.

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here…

Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need! 


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

Gualaceo Ecuador 4K Drone Video

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Gualaceo Ecuador is less than an hour east of Cuenca Ecuador, which makes it a great day trip. It’s known for handcrafted textiles, shoes and the macanas worn by the indigenous people in the area.

Watch our full tour video over on @Amelia And JP here:
3 FAMOUS VILLAGES (3 different reasons)

Drone used: DJI Mavic Air 2

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator.


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

Cuenca / Cotacachi Ecuador Comparison Video

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In July, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a comparison of Cuenca and Cotacachi Ecuador. We discussed the pros & cons of each area, and which one you might prefer based on what’s important to you.

Planning a move to Ecuador? Take the Ecuador Expat Fast Track! Read our reviews here…

We offset our carbon footprint from life and travel by donating to Wren, which funds carbon removal, carbon offsets, climate policy, and nature conservation. Calculate your footprint & join us here…

Need help with your visa, a rental, real estate, private driver or something else? We’re happy to introduce you to our trusted service providers in Ecuador. Just tell us what you need! 

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator.


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

Chordeleg Ecuador 4K Drone Video

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Chordeleg Ecuador is less than an hour east of Cuenca Ecuador, which makes it a great day trip. It’s known for handcrafted filigree jewelry, and the whole town is full of jewelry stores.

Watch our full tour video over on @Amelia And JP here:
3 FAMOUS VILLAGES (3 different reasons)

Drone used: DJI Mavic Air 2

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator.


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

San Bartolomé Ecuador 4K Drone Video

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San Bartolomé is located about 45 minutes southeast of Cuenca Ecuador. It’s known for handmade custom guitars and it’s a great place to visit for a day trip from Cuenca.

Watch our full tour video over on @Amelia And JP here: 3 FAMOUS VILLAGES (3 different reasons)

Drone used: DJI Mavic Air 2

Download our Ecuador Cost of Living & Moving Calculator.


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!

ECUADOR RENTALS IN 5 POPULAR EXPAT CITIES (June 2022 Member’s Choice)

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In June, our members on Patreon and Buy Me A Coffee voted for a rental property comparison for the popular expat cities in Ecuador. We showed 10 properties in the 5 most popular expat cities and discussed the pros & cons of each area.

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We chose Manta, Salinas, Cotacachi, Loja and Cuenca for the comparison because these are the most popular expat cities and the easiest to find rental property listings.

Here are links to the properties we showcased in each city:

NOTE: These properties may not be available when you view them, but you can use the websites to find other properties and connect with landlords or rental agents. To view the Facebook listings, you need to be logged into your personal account. The FB listings wouldn’t load when I tried to view them as our Amelia And JP FB Page.

Manta #1

Manta #2

Salinas #1

Salinas #2

Cotacachi #1

Cotacachi #2

Loja #1

Loja #2

Cuenca #1

Cuenca #2


Planning a move to Ecuador?

The Ecuador Expat Fast Track eCourse covers every step from A-to-Z! Read what our past students have to say...

Get Qualified, Trustworthy Recommendations

Need help with your visa, finding a place to live, shipping a container, health insurance, private driver or something else?

We're happy to introduce you to our trusted and qualified relocation experts in Ecuador!

Expat NewsletterFREE Weekly Expat Newsletter

Sign-up for our FREE weekly newsletter and get immediate access to:

The newsletter contains the latest information about travel guidelines, government news, social causes, volcanoes, flooding, crime, and more. Basically, anything significant that affects expats.

The newsletter has information that we don’t ANYWHERE ELSE!

 

Join the Inner Circle!

Cuenca Ecuador ExpatsWe've assembled a supportive community of current and future expats who are eager to share their experiences, answer questions and offer encouragement as you embark on your move abroad.

Once you become a member, you'll also gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits that will help you make a smooth transition to your new life abroad!