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Earthquakes are a part of living in Ecuador: What you need to know

This is a super useful chart. Memorize it. Hearing the word “earthquake” can send locals running to the streets for safety. They also feel tremors that I don’t notice. Earthquakes occur almost every day (several a day!) but they’re not severe enough to feel. Ecuador lies above the destructive plate boundary where the Nazca Plate is subducting beneath the South American Plate. Ecuador

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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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Don’t refridgerate those eggs! 

When I first arrived in Manta, one of the first things I did was go grocery shopping to stock up my condo fridge.  I was so excited to be able to fill my fridge with so many local fruits and veggies.  After a quick cab ride, I was at their biggest and newest supermarket, Megamaxi.

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