Archive for August, 2008

Hand-Made Adobe Houses Take Off in Cotacachi

Hand-Made Adobe Houses Take Off in Cotacachi

For several months, Colonia El Batan, the hand-made adobe house development located on the outskirts of Cotacachi, sat quietly, without much action, waiting for the first house to be completed.  Yes, it looks good, but let’s wait, the stream of visitors seemed to be saying. After the first house was […]

A Date with Eights: Olympic Reflections

8-8-08 Today at 8:08 p.m., 8/8/08, the Beijing Olympic Games officially begin. The Chinese did not randomly select this time and date. The number 8 is considered a very lucky number to the Chinese, since the Chinese word for eight is “ba,” which rhymes with “fa,” the Chinese word for […]

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The Panama Hat:  A Timeless Fashion Statement

The Panama Hat: A Timeless Fashion Statement

Photo: NYTimes, August 7, 2008 The Panama hat continues to be a fashion favorite around the world. Vanity Fair Magazine has just published its 2008 International Best-Dressed List and Heinrich Furstenberg, one of the winners, looks dapper in his Panama hat, which is blocked in the Havana style. H.S.H. PRINCE […]

Local Sugarcane Refinery Recalls Memories of Hawaii

Local Sugarcane Refinery Recalls Memories of Hawaii

A van-full of expats recently took a day trip to Chachimbiro Hot Springs north of Cotacachi. Pam and Grey, who own a home in Hawaii, had this to report: “As the road descended through more arid terrain we passed through large fields of sugar cane where we came upon a […]