Archive for January, 2011

Ecuador Food: Easy Peach Cobbler

Interesting people are always showing up in Cotacachi.   Hambone Littletail, a musician from Austin, Texas, hung out in Cotacachi for a while.  He was searching for the perfect piece of property for himself and a few friends. The Intag held a lot of fascination for him and he spent several […]

by January 29, 2011 4 comments Cotacachi, Ecuador Lifestyle, Ecuadorian food
View from the Roof: Crime in Cotacachi–Is Serious Crime on the Rise?  Petty Theft Certainly Is

View from the Roof: Crime in Cotacachi–Is Serious Crime on the Rise? Petty Theft Certainly Is

He was considering a move to Ecuador but after reading some contributions on expatexchange.com forum from someone living in a town near Cotacachi and talking to her in person, he changed his mind. He said that her candid tale of break-ins, robberies, cattle thefts and police who don’t show up convinced him that Cotacachi is not the place for him.

by January 29, 2011 25 comments Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, View from the Roof
Ecuador Chocolate: An Eagle and Condor Story

Ecuador Chocolate: An Eagle and Condor Story

Ecuador chocolate is some of the finest in the world.  I’ve tasted it in gourmet chocolate shops all over the U.S.  But despite its sought-after status, it has hardly benefited the locals who grow it.  However, the Kallari chocolate story is one of triumph over almost impossible odds that ended […]

by January 28, 2011 10 comments About Ecuador, Ecuador Economy, Ecuadorian food

Operational Up-date for Eagle and Condor Internacional

It’s time for an update regarding the goings-on of Gary and Linda’s Eagle and Condor Internacional–our real-estate business–Pro-Ecuador.com, our tour business and our vacation rental business. Just tonight, two of our clients who recently came to Cotacachi walked up to me on the street and said, “Is it true that […]

by January 15, 2011 5 comments Uncategorized
A View from the Roof: Reflections on Chochos and Banks Too Big to Fail

A View from the Roof: Reflections on Chochos and Banks Too Big to Fail

By Gary Phillips I’m in the middle of reading “Too Big To Fail,” by Andrew Sorkin of the New York Times. As the cover says, it’s “the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system—and themselves.” It is an incredible story that has me […]