Archive for April, 2010

Up on the Roof: Roof Repair or Religious Ritual on the Cotacachi Cathedral?

Up on the Roof: Roof Repair or Religious Ritual on the Cotacachi Cathedral?

By Linda McFarlin Two workers inch their way slowly and carefully across the apex of the Cotacachi cathedral roof, looking like Old World gargoyles. When it comes to religion, I’ve found that no human behavior is too strange or too unusual. In India I’ve seen men standing on one leg […]

View From The Roof: Some Ecuador Expats May Be Toxic U.S. Citizens

View From The Roof: Some Ecuador Expats May Be Toxic U.S. Citizens

-By Gary Phillips– (With excerpts from the New York Times) Are Ecuador expats becoming toxic citizens?  They are in danger of becoming so, and in fact, may already be without realizing it, according to Andy Sundberg, a director for American Citizens Abroad. Our Eagle and Condor Internacional real estate clients […]

Arasha Retreat and Spa Chocolate-Making Demonstration

Arasha Retreat and Spa Chocolate-Making Demonstration

Arasha Retreat and Spa Chocolate-Making Demonstration Arasha, a rainforest retreat and spa about an hour from Mindo, has plenty to offer but my favorite activity is the daily chocolate-making demonstration.  I couldn’t wait to attend even though I have my own chocolate recipe for making candy from scratch and have […]

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Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova – April and May 2010

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova – April and May 2010 Here’s more exciting Quito cultural news for April and May from our Quito Cultural Arts reporter, Liliya Bykova.  Italian opera is coming this month at the end of April and the Royal Russian Ballet will be presenting performances in Quito […]

Cotacachi Indigenous Scholarship Luncheon for Recipients, Padrinos and Padrinas

Cotacachi Indigenous Scholarship Luncheon for Recipients, Padrinos and Padrinas

Cotacachi Scholarship Luncheon for Recipients, Padrinos and Padrinas Sponsors of the Cotacachi high school scholarship program got together for a luncheon with their students on Sunday at La Tourista Restaurant in Cotacachi. Six of the seven Cotacachi high school scholarship students had a chance to meet their sponsors, who are […]