Archive for September, 2008

A View from the Roof:  We’re Back!!!!

A View from the Roof: We’re Back!!!!

By Gary Phillips Rain and clouds today in Cotacachi.  And the news from the U.S. is gloomy as well.  Financial chaos:  goldsoars, then it plummets, then recovers.  The stock market has more moves than a yoyo. More government bailouts.  Investors saying they are going on vacation for a few  weeks […]

Quito Taxi Tips:

By Linda McFarlin Quito taxis can rip you off if you don’t know the fundamentals about using them. As we explore more and more of Quito, mostly by taxi, Gary has observed that there can be a big difference in the cost of fares between the same destinations depending on […]

by September 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Places in Ecuador, Quito
A Walk Through Old Town Quito With Liliya

A Walk Through Old Town Quito With Liliya

By Linda McFarlin One exceptionally sunny morning in September, our Russian-American friend Liliya gave us a sample of her walking tour through Old Town Quito. Liliya and her husband Leo, two transplants from Minnesota, are now happily ensconced in their new home in Quito’s historic district. They love to lead […]

by September 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Tours, Quito, Quito walking tours
Constituional Rights for Nature:  Ecuador Leads the Way!

Constituional Rights for Nature: Ecuador Leads the Way!

Papa Imbabura and Mama Cotacachi will have rights, if the new Ecuador Constitution is approved! A 130 member constitutional committee has prepared a new draft of a constitution that will fundamentally change the way humans relate to nature.  This new document will be voted on on September 28.  If approved, […]

Living in Ecuador:  Jorge’s Cotacachi Track Meet

Living in Ecuador: Jorge’s Cotacachi Track Meet

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a community event that makes living in Ecuador special.  On Friday night, I received a rather cryptic phone call from Jorge Quilumbaqui, owner and developer of the Primavera II condominiums in Cotacachi. “Come to the stadium tomorrow,” he said.  “There is a […]

by September 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled Cotacachi, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Lifestyle, Living in Ecuador, Places in Ecuador