Thinking of Moving to Ecuador? Take this Short Quiz (#27)


1. An electronic document asks for the Provincia, Cantón, and Ciudad. To what is it referring?
2. A woman is walking down the street with a basket full of what looks like potato chips. She continues to yell, “¡Chifle! ¡Dulce! ¡Chifle! ¡Dulce!” What is she selling, and of what three things should an Expat be aware?
3. When asking for a cubeta of eggs at a local tienda, the owner will often ask, “Criollo o no?” What is a cubeta of eggs, what is “Criollo”, and how much is a standard price for each?
4. When backing into or driving out of a parking space, an attendant or a “vigilante” will often say, “¡Delelelelele!” What are they saying, and what will the “vigilante” desire when the car leaves?
5. What is the proper pronunciation of the word, “Ecuador”?

0. Strongly recommend going to
1. Probably best to go to
2. Consider going to
3. 50/50
4. You might be ok without
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Stay tuned for more questions in a few days.

Rick Ochoa

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