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We asked people living in Ecuador to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Being from Australia probably more vegemite. My moisturiser that I used for hundreds of years........but now I have found another here that is just as good. My grown kids :)," said another expat in Cuenca, Ecuador.

"I like to cook so I did take my professional kitchen knives with me ( in my checked luggage ) along with a well-aged, well-traveled cast iron skillet but other than those two items and a couple of items I always carry ( ie. a Leatherman Wave ) and my laptop and tablet, everything else was easily purchased here. When my wife and I furnished our home, I was amazed to find how inexpensive good quality furniture and appliances were - with some serious shopping and a bit of price haggling. Save yourself the grief and aggravation. You can buy good kitchenware here - cheaper than in the States _ even your Cuisinart, Juicer, Coffe Maker, Crock Pot, etc., etc. The few dollars difference is negligible against the price of shipping from the States," wrote a member who made the move to Machala, Ecuador.

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