The producers are intent on showing the street dogs and the dirt roads to fit their narrative, when in reality Engabao, Ecuador is a sleepy, little, fishing town that is popular with surfers. This show feeds into the narrative that these other countries are poor and dirty and the westerners going there will be subjected to living in impoverished circumstances which is not the case. It will be different than living in the US, but not better or worse. As for Corey, living in a surfer's paradise with his dream girl and running a little beach side surf shack bar/restaurant beats living with Mormon Mommy and Daddy in the damp, rainy, Washington woods in that tired, rundown cabin with the cheap blue curtains. That compound looks like a church camp out of the 1950s. Depressing. The only problem is the "dream girl" isn't interested in Corey. At all.