Archive for July, 2009

A View From the Roof: Eco Community Takes Shape in Cotacachi

A View From the Roof: Eco Community Takes Shape in Cotacachi

This week begins a new phase of my evolution and Linda’s here in Cotacachi. About 9 months ago, we purchased 27 1/2 acres of land with two sets of partners just outside of town. We had been looking at the land for more than a year, but it was too […]

Life in Ecuador: Explore Ecuador Culture, Learn Spanish, and Become More Flexible—Having a Maid is Not Just About Cleaning

Life in Ecuador calls for a lot of open-mindedness and flexibility.  Ecuador culture is built around ‘manana,’ maybe tomorrow, but maybe next week, or who knows when. . .  So I spend a fair amount of time waiting, wondering what happened and re-scheduling!   The concept of manana also influences my […]

Making the World a Cleaner Place

Making the World a Cleaner Place

Blanca is an indigenous woman who comes once a week to clean for me and Gary. When she first started working for us, I asked myself numerous times whether I really needed someone to help out in our apartment. After all, it’s quite small and I can do it myself […]

by July 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Lifestyle, Living in Ecuador, Uncategorized

Quito Culture: Village People Coming to Quito

Here’s a July cultural events update from our Quito Cultural Arts reporter, Liliya Bykova If you are interested in a walking tour of Old Town Quito, and an insider look at expat life in Quito, please call or write: “Legends of Old Quito” with Liliya cell: 08 703 8310 Email: […]

by July 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled Quito, Quito Culture, Quito walking tours

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova – July, 2009 Here’s a July update from our Quito Cultural Arts reporter, Liliya Bykova. If you are interested in a wonderful walking tour of Old Town Quito, and an insider look at expat life in Quito, please call or write: “Legends of Old Quito” […]