Category: Random Musings

MONEY! Currency in Ecuador

The quick read; since 2001, Ecuador has used the U.S. dollar. Why? Read on … The sucre lost 67% of its foreign exchange value during 1999, then in one week nosedived 17%, ending at 25,000/US$1 on January 7, 2000. On January 9, President Jamil Mahuad announced that the US dollar would be adopted as Ecuador’s

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It’s different: electric socket installation

I noticed this right away, as I brought a plug extender from home (North America) and it didn’t fit! It took me a second, but all of the electrical sockets are installed like this.  This is the standard installation …….     Vs, North America standard:     Still don’t see it? Let me show

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Recipe: Fun & Easy Frozen Bananas 4 Ways

Yogurt Granola INGREDIENTS 10 finger bushel of bananas 20 popsicle sticks 1 cup vanilla yogurt 1 cup granola PREPARATION 1. Peel bananas and cut in half. Place popsicle sticks inside bananas and put on a tray with parchment paper. 2. Freeze for 1 to 3 hours depending on how firm you want your bananas to

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What you need to know about the bathrooms in Ecuador

I’ll never forget the look on my boyfriend’s daughters’ face when we walked into a public washroom in downtown Guayaquil.   It was a massive, spotless concrete room, full of toilets without toilet seats. We also realized none of the stalls had toilet paper. Public Bathrooms As our days in Ecuador progressed, we learned this was the

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