Archive for June, 2008

Cotacachi Dance of San Juan–Sunday

Cotacachi Dance of San Juan–Sunday

After a couple of quiet days, the famous Dance of San Juan started up again on Sunday, and continues today. We knew it was going to be big when I went out looking at some property with a couple staying here for a month. First we looked at some property […]

Lynn Meisch:  Anthropologist, Scholar and Otavalo Expert

Lynn Meisch: Anthropologist, Scholar and Otavalo Expert

By Linda McFarlin While we were conducting our recent Introduction to Ecuador Course and Tour, we stayed at  two Casa Sol hotels, charming hotels located in Peguche and Quito. Casa Sol in Quito is an especially great place to hang out and meet other gringos and travelers.   Two of […]

As the Beans Burn

As the Beans Burn

Today is a lovely day in Cotacachi—sunny and warm. And quiet. A slight breeze teases the shiny green leaves of the orange hibiscus on our terrace. It’s almost noon and all I hear is soft Latin music wafting up from a nearby tienda. No indigenous marching in circles, whistling and […]

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Cotacachi Dance of San Juan is Starting:  Get Ready to Rumble

Cotacachi Dance of San Juan is Starting: Get Ready to Rumble

We are entering one of the most exciting times of the year here in Cotacachi, and in other areas in the Northern Andes. The celebration of the solstice has historically been a major event in these mountains. Cotacachi is no exception. Tomorrow, June 24th, starts the famous Baila de San […]

Pro-Ecuador’s First Intro Tour is a Rousing Success!

How much you choose to immerse yourself in the culture will largely define your experience in Ecuador. –Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos The first Pro-Ecuador Intro Tour has come to an end after a 7-day whirlwind trek that stretched from the beaches of Manta and Bahia in the […]