Currency: U.S. Dollar
ATM Networks: common
Electricity: 120V, 60Hz with plugs Type A and Type B (same as in U.S.)
Internet: 70% slower than in U.S. WiFi coverage is low. It is not as easy to find one.
Water: Except in Cuenca, not safe to drink.
Tipping: Not customary but appreciated.
The Republic of the Equator
I like Ecuador. Especially the weather. Nice and cool in the mornings and comfortable during the day. There is no need for air conditioning. And it is so inexpensive.
Quito was my first destination. Like most tourists, I planned to experience the must see attractions but first decision was where to have lunch. I settled at an outdoor cafe and had Ecuadorian style steak Seemed safe enough. Not long thereafter though my stomach was grumbling with a fury -
After a week in Quito, I flew to Cuenca. More tours, trips and explorations. Water is safe to drink in Cuenca and you can trust me on this. I walked around a lot and quickly realized that one has to be fleet of feet when crossing -
I have unfinished business in Ecuador -