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We are a family of three from small town Nova Scotia, Canada. We moved to Cuenca in the summer of '09.
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  • Eliminate In-Flight Gas With Oregano Tea 1 week ago Eliminate In-Flight Gas With Oregano Tea | Dena Haines | GringosAbroad Oregano. It’s much more than a seasoning for your favorite Italian dish. It’s also a gas-buster. Embarrassing In-flight Gas This isn’t really dinner conversation: trapped gas on a long flight (but I know you’ve had...
  • InsideEcuador: Our New Ecuador Blog for Expats and Travelers 2 weeks ago InsideEcuador: Our New Ecuador Blog for Expats and Travelers | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad What happened to all of our Ecuador blog posts? Don’t worry. They are still here. In fact, they became such a large part of the site – we decided to give them their own home. All of our Ecuador-related...
  • How to Peel a Mango in 8 Seconds 3 weeks ago How to Peel a Mango in 8 Seconds | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad Love mango but hate the mess? Here’s how to get the fruit without having to eat over the kitchen sink. Eat a Mango Like a Human If you’ve ever tried to eat a mango, you know that it will take away almost all of your dignity. You...
  • Learn Spanish on the Go: The Pimsleurs Concept (Video) 4 months ago Learn Spanish on the Go: The Pimsleurs Concept (Video) | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad So here’s the concept: set aside the books and really learn Spanish. It is true that books are important. But they offer limited value in pronunciation and flow of the language. With an audio program like...
  • 7 Travel Insurance Options for Expats & Travelers 4 months ago 7 Travel Insurance Options for Expats & Travelers | Bryan Haines | GringosAbroad How do I choose good travel insurance? This is a question we get asked all the time. Which provider is best? How can I get coverage as a resident of Ecuador? Who covers Ecuador? I should note that we are not experts in... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Ecuador Silver Award!

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Beth Gray
13:26 PM February 05, 2014

Hi Dana, You are always 5 stars to me. I wanted to tell you that I was a victim of a snatch and grab on January 22nd. It was in the new ice cream shop on Benigno Malo (I think). The thugs were caught on a video camera in the store and the police have seen the video. I spent some time with the Cuenca police about this matter. I also have a photo from the video. I was in Cuenca trying to get my Residency Visa. But didn't have any money after the got my pocket book with cell phone, $400.00 (for the Residency Visa) and my debit card that I get my social security money. I live in Loja area now but will be in Cuenca the 7th to the 9th this week to spend some time with 3 friends from the United States. They are paying for me so I can stay with them. I was supposed to meet in Galapagos on the 3rd but I couldn't go. Anyway if you would like any more information or a picture of these guys feel free to get in touch.

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