A friend recently asked…
“Where can I find some duct tape and a tennis ball in Ecuador.”
Referring to his mom sitting next to him in the case she didn´t shut her trap.
But seriously, if you´re living in a small town in Ecuador (like me) far from the nearest Supermaxi big box store, how can you find the really random stuff.
Like an office chair with arm rests.
A sandwich maker.
A permanent marker.
You know, really random stuff.
Don´t ask on a public forum online, that will just get people annoyed at you.
Instead, tanslate what you need using a friend or Google Translator and then…
…find a local taxi driver.
He has to be LOCAL.
And I can pretty much guarantee if you say the thing in Spanish he will know where to buy it and take you there.
Taxi drivers are an amazing resource for an expat in Ecuador or anywhere for that matter.
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