Archive for September, 2009

Quito, Ecuador: Latino International Style

Quito, Ecuador: Latino International Style

Quito, Ecuador: Latino International Style The music in the Quito nightclub is a meringe rhythm, but the ambiance is right out of New York:  modern décor, bright lights, international food.  Next door is an Italian restaurant with tiramisu and down the street on outdoor vendor serves falafel.  Quito is full-on […]

Cotacachi Olympics

Cotacachi Olympics

The second annual Cotacachi Olympics competition was held on Sunday, September 6.  Organized by Jorge Quilumbaqui, a local builder and developer, this year’s competition involved 169 children, ages 10-12, from a dozen indigenous villages in the vicinity of Cotacachi. With each village group wearing different colored shirts, a procession of […]

Quito Culture: More Special Events for September

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova – September, 2009 Here’s a September 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” […]

New Mayor of Cotacachi, Alberto Anrango, Inaugurated

New Mayor of Cotacachi, Alberto Anrango, Inaugurated

Cotacachi has had a changing of the guard.  During a traditional indigenous ceremony, Alberto Anrango was inaugurated Saturday afternoon as the town’s newest mayor. He walked down Calle Bolivar and took a seat on the steps of the Cathedral, along with Angel Proano, the city’s new Deputy Mayor, Pedro de […]