How common are parasites there? What can be done to prevent getting one?
How easy is it to purchase cheese and greek yoghurt?
When you can once again travel freely within Ecuador, what areas are at the top of your list?
Will mom need dad’s permission to take their daughter out of US to get a visa to live in Ecuador?
What are the laws around bringing personally owned firearms?
Can you receive care packages (toiletries, vitamins, etc) from family back in the US?
How reliable are the “muling” services? Are they expensive?
Why are there no direct flights between Cuenca and Guayaquil? Could it be that would adversely affect the bus companies?
Is it safe to leave your ebikes while you are shopping or eating? Do you lock them with a bike lock or do they have a key?
Is Olón everything you hoped it would be OR are you thinking of moving again. If so why?
I see that there is a curfew from Friday night through to Monday morning. Do you interpret that as a complete don’t-go-out-of-your home restriction?
What type of cell phone do you recommend to bring as a spare?
Do I have to bring my router for fast flexible internet/internal network connection and control (security etc) or what is provided either by the internet provider or (if you rent), the landlord?
What kind of skincare can you buy there? Any American or European brands and how large a selection? Should I stock up?
We plan to come to Ecuador for a couple of months to explore. Would travelers insurance be good enough or can someone sign up for health insurance for those couple of months in Ecuador? Or perhaps we should get an international plan like Cigna? Hard to decide because we will be ending our jobs prior to the exploratory trip but need to go back to the United States for about a month before returning if we choose to move there.
Can you do a video on cleaning fresh fruits and veggie? I’ve heard different techniques and since we eat a ton of them, it would be good to know what you think works best.
What’s it like safety-wise living in more rural areas?
I just found out that I am going to likely have to undergo some major surgery. What did you encounter when it came to transferring medical records to doctors there?
Can foreigners buy small boats and do they have to be registered?
Do you feel like you’re part of a community? Do you have meaningful friendships there?
Do you have particular credit cards that you carry for backup in case your debit card doesn’t work? I hear American Express is often preferred when traveling.
How long of a drive is it from Manta to Olón?
Are landlords bothered by marijuana use?
What attitude prevails in Ecuador about COVID-19 vaccines? Can we expect nearly everyone to accept them when offered?
Should we open a bank account on our exploratory trip? We plan to meet with a visa service while there. Will they help us to make that happen, since it’s our understanding that two EC citizens have to sign (vouch) for you on the bank application? If we apply for a visa, it will probably be the “investment visa”. Which banks are best?
With the new covid lockdowns, are there any restrictions on visitors to EC?
Have you guys been vaccinated yet? How was the experience? Please share a video of a vaccination site.
Can you buy whole bean coffee in Ecuador?