Thinking of Moving to Ecuador? Take this Short Quiz (#50)


1. Who or what is “Toni” and why should an Expat care?
2. Why is it a terrible idea to get on the Tranvía, (LRT, Tram) in Cuenca without paying?
3. These two words [Abrazar (Embrace) vs. Abrasar (Burn, Scorch)] highlight what issue with Spanish?
4. An Expat pleads with someone to borrow their cell phone. They seem to agree but keep saying something about their “Saldo”. What are they trying to say and how can the problem be easily remedied?
5. Prawns (Spanish: Langostinos) have different meanings depending on where one is in the world. What do they mean here?

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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