Who is the Gringo Globetrotter?

Actually, there are two of us, Ed and Martha Mays.  Ok, techncially 2.5 of us if you count Ed’s adorable chocolate lab Bosco.

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Hailing from Phoenix (for now…), Ed is an experienced software engineer and web developer, working for enterprises including LexisNexis and VisitPhoenix.

After visiting Ecuador for the first time in 2013, he fell in love with the culture, the beauty, the people, and most importantly the food! He recently founded Insightful Designs, a web design and development company serving clients around the world.

Martha Mays

A Boston-area native, Martha has lived in Cuenca since 2011, teaching English, Spanish, Ecuadorean History, and other topics to expats and locals alike.

Martha also operates an event venue in the heart of Cuenca available for events of up to 100 people, and organizes day trips to help Gringos learn and enjoy all that Ecuador has to offer.


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Bosco is Ed’s chocolate lab, and she’s as sweet as can be. She’s not very good at typing and her English skills are atrocious, but she provides much-needed moral support during Ed’s marathon programming sessions. Bosco has not yet had the opportunity to experience Ecuador, but will be joining Ed when he makes his final run for the border, hopefully in 2015!