Archive for September, 2010

A View From The Roof: Re-Cap of Pro-Ecuador’s Recent Introduction to Ecuador/Real Estate Tour, With Some Political Commentary for Spice

A View From The Roof: Re-Cap of Pro-Ecuador’s Recent Introduction to Ecuador/Real Estate Tour, With Some Political Commentary for Spice

Included below is  some ironic  political commentary on 9/11, Obama, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Scroll to the end to read it. Occasionally, everything comes together.  Last week’s three -day Introduction to Ecuador and Real Estate Tour was one of those times.   After a week of rain, the sun came […]

Ecuador Food: I Say Frittata and You Say Frittada

Ecuador Food: I Say Frittata and You Say Frittada

Don’t order a frittada or fritada in a restaurant in Ecuador and expect to get a light, fluffy omelet-like frittata stuffed with veggies and topped with cheese.  Fritada refers to something entirely different in Ecuador. The word fritada is announced large and colorfully on restaurant road signs and buildings in […]

Ecuador Indigenous: Avatar in the Amazon

Ecuador Indigenous: Avatar in the Amazon

At a 3D showing of “Avatar” in one of Quito’s Supercines theaters, a group of indigenous tribesmen and women from several Amazon villages in Ecuador filed in and took seats a few rows in front of us.   Arrayed in their finest feathered headdresses and beads some of the indigenous looked […]

Machu Picchu Tour:  On for April

Machu Picchu Tour: On for April

A month or so ago, a Cotacachi friend of ours  suggested  that Linda and I do a Machu Picchu tour. We seem to have enough interest now  to move forward. I am working with a good friend of mine in Lima who runs an international wholesale travel agency.  I sent […]

by September 13, 2010 3 comments Ecuador Tours, Machu Picchu Tour

International Living Declares Ecuador the #1 Retirement Country in the World for 2010: Maybe Good, Maybe Bad

The number of hits on our website, www.Pro-Ecuador.com, has increased dramatically as a result of two recent marketing endeavors that promoted Cotacachi and Ecuador.  First, an episode of International House Hunters HGTV showcased Jahua Pacha, an adobe townhouse development in Cotacachi.  We received 15,000 hits in just the first three […]