Can anyone advise me on the best way to take my money to Ecuador? The PO recommend a Post Office Travel Money Card. Are these usable in Ecuadorian cash machines? Or, if I open a bank account there, will I be able to just transfer it over the internet? The reason I want to do it now is that I am worried about the exchange rate against the dollar.
Also - I wasn't going to take anti-malarial medication but my doctor just gave me a big lecture. It's very expensive here and I can only take the one that is an anti-biotic because I have epilepsy. According to the WHO map, there is malaria in Loja. Do other Ecuador teachers take the medication, and does it have side effects if you take it long-term?
Any advice appreciated.