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Foreign Vaccination Certificates Now Accepted in Ecuador
Ecuador's Minister of Health, Ximena Garzón confirmed that vaccination certificates obtained abroad would be accepted in Ecuador. The ministry later[...]
Having a baby in Cuenca – 8 Lessons We Learned
Wow, what a couple of months it's been for our family here in Cuenca. We welcomed a beautiful baby boy[...]
6 Spectacular Mountain Drives In Ecuador That Will Have You Hanging On To The Edge Of Your Seat
Thinking of taking a mountain drive? Be prepared to enjoy amazing scenery and awesome experiences. Bordered by Colombia to the[...]
How to get a Cedula in Cuenca (2021 Guide)
We've had numerous readers reaching out to us asking about the process for obtaining a cedula in Cuenca, Ecuador. We[...]
10 Tips To Avoid Tummy Troubles In Ecuador
When visiting or moving to a different country, travellers and alike can expect countless joys. Of course, a challenge or[...]
GringoTree’s New Management
You've probably noticed a recent surge in activity on GringoTree. This is no accident. GringoTree is under new management! Who[...]
Buying & Selling Bitcoin in Cuenca
We received a question in our Q & A Forum recently on whether it's possible to buy and sell Bitcoin[...]
Do I need health insurance for my visa?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is more nuanced than it really should be. This has led to some confusion[...]

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