A Guide to Life in Ecuador

A Guide to Life in Ecuador

  • 19 January 2020 at 4:06 pm ET10.3 min
    19 January 2020 at 4:06 pm ET

    Earlier this month, a friend asked me to summarize my recent Galápagos experience and I couldn’t. It's been two weeks since and I'm still struggling.

    Earlier this month, a friend asked me to summarize my recent Galápagos experience and I couldn’t. It's been two weeks since and I'm still struggling.

  • 8 December 2019 at 5:23 pm ET4 min
    8 December 2019 at 5:23 pm ET

    There are few places on this earth that are as satisfying to the soul as Ingapirca. It is what I always imagined the Andes would be. It is magnificent.

    There are few places on this earth that are as satisfying to the soul as Ingapirca. It is what I always imagined the Andes would be. It is magnificent.

  • 21 November 2019 at 3:06 pm ET6.6 min
    21 November 2019 at 3:06 pm ET

    The hydrothermal springs at Baños de Agua Santa are not what I imagined. In fact, Baños is more like public pools filled with hot pee.

    The hydrothermal springs at Baños de Agua Santa are not what I imagined. In fact, Baños is more like public pools filled with hot pee.

  • 31 October 2019 at 4:21 pm ET3.8 min
    31 October 2019 at 4:21 pm ET

    In the end, it took a head-spinning 29 days to get my Ecuadorian driver’s license. When buddy at ANT Manta handed over my permit, I think I may have cried.

    In the end, it took a head-spinning 29 days to get my Ecuadorian driver’s license. When buddy at ANT Manta handed over my permit, I think I may have cried.

  • 26 October 2019 at 2:19 pm ET10 min
    26 October 2019 at 2:19 pm ET

    Convinced you'll get your Ecuadorian driver's license in two or three hours in a single day? Put that fanciful notion out of your head, silly gringo.

    Convinced you'll get your Ecuadorian driver's license in two or three hours in a single day? Put that fanciful notion out of your head, silly gringo.

  • 27 September 2019 at 4:59 pm ET7 min
    27 September 2019 at 4:59 pm ET

    The secret to learning Spanish fast. In this free online lesson, I reveal little-known techniques for rapidly developing fluency in Spanish.

    The secret to learning Spanish fast. In this free online lesson, I reveal little-known techniques for rapidly developing fluency in Spanish.