Archive for October, 2010

Planting a Garden in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Planting a Garden in Cotacachi, Ecuador

It’s definitely planting season in Cotacachi.  Here and all over Ecuador the fields are brown and furrowed.  You can still see oxen laboring in teams and little old ladies are busy hoeing industriously in their small garden plots. The day after we went to Blanca’s house to sort beans, we met […]

A View from the Roof:  Machu Picchu Is Calling Me Home

A View from the Roof: Machu Picchu Is Calling Me Home

One of my favorite places in the entire world is the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes. This incredible site is high on my list of places every person should visit at least once in his life.  Every one of my five pilgrimages has left me […]

by October 24, 2010 Comments are Disabled Machu Picchu Tour, View from the Roof

Cotacachi Kitchen Coup Averted

President Correa isn’t the only one who’s been threatened with a takeover lately.  I regularly plot and implement coups in the kitchen when I’ve had enough of the mess Gary makes when he cooks. Recently news bureaus around the world reported that there was an attempted coup in Ecuador when […]

by October 24, 2010 11 comments Ecuador Lifestyle
Planting Chochos in Cotacachi, Ecuador:  An Exercise in Trust and Optimism

Planting Chochos in Cotacachi, Ecuador: An Exercise in Trust and Optimism

Gary and I are now official chocho farmers in Cotacachi, Ecuador.  Like most of our undertakings in Ecuador, the way this came about was circuitous and ever-changing. You know what they say about barbers having kids who need haircuts and dentists’ families who have cavities. . .  Well, while most […]

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova–October/November, 2010

Here’s a October/November update from our Quito Cultural Arts reporter, Liliya Bykova. Note: Liliya and Leo have a charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath totally remodeled Colonial Quito, La Ronda  apartment for short/long-term rental.  It’s in the perfect location for exploring the quaint shops and steep hillside streets of Centro Historico.  For booking, […]

by October 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Lifestyle, Quito Culture