Archive for December, 2009

Living in Ecuador: A Big Thanks to Cotacachi Expat Elves

Living in Ecuador: A Big Thanks to Cotacachi Expat Elves

A warm and sincere thanks is due to all the generous expats in Cotacachi who met at the Eagle and Condor real estate office for two days in a row to prepare gifts for indigenous villagers.  The first day we managed to stuff over 900 gift bags for the indigenous […]

A View From the Roof: A Small Step with Huge Potential

A View From the Roof: A Small Step with Huge Potential

By Gary Phillips We’ve written quite a few articles of late about the influx of expats into Cotacachi, and the possible problems that could bring. But this past Saturday, a bunch of expats came together to show that they care about what happens here with the local community.  It may […]

Living in Ecuador:  Saving Cotacachi Colonials

Living in Ecuador: Saving Cotacachi Colonials

Help Save Cotacachi Colonials My favorite old colonial building in Cotacachi is in danger of being demolished and I’d love to save it. Pro-Ecuador has been offering this stately colonial for sale at $260,000.  The owner recently reduced the price to $180,000.  We immediately began to attract interest in it […]

Living in Ecuador, Ecuador Culture: Cotacachi Land Cleansing Ceremony

Living in Ecuador, Ecuador Culture: Cotacachi Land Cleansing Ceremony

Cotacachi Land Cleansing Ceremony As the development of our green community progresses, Gary and I have discovered more about the two pieces of land we purchased with our partners.  Several indigenous have told us stories of abuse and slavery that occurred on the land during the last five hundred years.  […]

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Living in Ecuador, Ecuador Food: Confessions of a Cuy Eater

Living in Ecuador, Ecuador Food: Confessions of a Cuy Eater

Confessions of a Cuy Eater I used to be mostly vegetarian.  But living in Ecuador, I eat out a lot and find that Ecuador food served in most restaurants translates to meat and starch.  In Cotacachi only a few new restaurants that cater to North Americans have vegetarian fare or […]