Archive for February, 2010

Cotacachi, Ecuador: Into the Intag

Cotacachi, Ecuador: Into the Intag

Cotacachi, Ecuador: Into the Intag There wasn’t much choice, really.  Either buy the red and white ’84 Toyota Land Cruiser, the dream car of both my husband Gary and my son Scott, or pay taxes with the money.  What’s a girl to do? I gave my blessing to the purchase.  […]

by February 27, 2010 10 comments Cotacachi, Living in Ecuador, Places in Ecuador
A View from the Roof – Let’s Build Bridges, not Walls

A View from the Roof – Let’s Build Bridges, not Walls

-By Gary Phillips- Even after traveling the world for more than 12 years, this is the first time I have been a part of an expat community.  Not only am I a part of it, we have been instrumental in the sale of homes and condos to a good number […]

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova-February 2010

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova – February 2010 Here’s more February update from our Quito Cultural Arts reporter, Liliya Bykova. If you are interested in a walking tour of Centro Historico Quito and an insider look at expat life in Quito , please call or write: Legends of Old Quito […]

by February 23, 2010 Comments are Disabled Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Lifestyle, Ecuador Tours, Quito, Quito Culture, Uncategorized

Coata Rica Resident Comments Results of Over-Generosity

Dear Readers, We just received the comment below from a reader in Coasta Rica, regarding my last “View from the Roof” column.  It is so pertinent that I decided to post it as a blog so more people can read it. I live in Tilaran, Costa Rica. I have lived […]

by February 21, 2010 2 comments Uncategorized
Organic in Ecuador:  UNORCAC Ethnobotanical Garden in Cotacachi

Organic in Ecuador: UNORCAC Ethnobotanical Garden in Cotacachi

Organic in Ecuador:  UNORCAC Ethnobotanical Garden in Cotacachi The Ethnobotanical Garden in Cotacachi is one of the town’s best-kept secrets.  Too bad, because everyone who is interested in such things as organic food, native plants, good health, seed saving, plant exchange, medicinal plants, and indigenous farming will find the garden […]