Archive for March, 2008

Ecuador Cell Phones: Porta Friends *555

There are three major cell phone operators in Ecuador, Porta, Movistar, and Alegra. These companies play a significant part in the Ecuador culture. While there are monthly calling plans available, many people opt to use phone cards to purchase a certain amount of minutes. I use a Porta phone, not […]

Paragliding Adventure in Ecuador

Paragliding Adventure in Ecuador

Paragliding is like nothing else in the world. Ibarra, Ecuador offers the perfect combination of elements to make your paragliding adventure unforgettable. And no, I don’t mean you have to be inebriated in order to enjoy it. I used to think you had to be either drunk or crazy to […]

by March 30, 2008 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Lifestyle

Ecuador News in English

A friend was just asking me how to get Ecuador news in English. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any English websites that cover Ecuador news. Anything big, however, is picked up by the international media. Google news is the best way to keep updated. Headlines are grouped by topic and […]

by March 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled Ecuador News
Cotacachi Leather Fair and Semana Santa!

Cotacachi Leather Fair and Semana Santa!

Last weekend was a huge weekend in Cotacachi. Not only was it the culmination of Semana Santa, (Holy Week) it also coincided with the big spring Leather Fair. Cotacachi is renowned throughout Ecuador and South America as the leather capitol, and all the vendors were out in force in rows […]

by March 26, 2008 Comments are Disabled Cotacachi, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Lifestyle, Places in Ecuador

Holy Week in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is one of the biggest celebrations in Ecuador. In addition to the religious parades that take place all week long, day and night, there is a carnival in town, and the 2008 spring leather show. The parades seem to be more a function of the […]

by March 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled Cotacachi, Ecuador Culture