Archive for March, 2011

View from the Roof: Read This Before You Buy Ecuador Real Estate

View from the Roof: Read This Before You Buy Ecuador Real Estate

There’s been a lot written on the web lately about the dangers of buying real estate in Ecuador.  I want to put those fears to rest. By and large, purchasing real estate in Ecuador is safe and simple.  For the most part, contracts are standard, protecting the rights of purchasers […]

Gardening in Ecuador:  Nayon, the Garden of Quito

Gardening in Ecuador: Nayon, the Garden of Quito

Nayon is a small town 15 minutes northeast of Quito, between Quito and the town of Cayambe.  It’s known as the El Jardin de Quito, the Garden of Quito. Brightly colored stalls and greenhouses line the main highway, thoroughly enticing the green-thumbed gardener to enter and swoon in the presence […]

by March 20, 2011 6 comments Ecuador Lifestyle, Living in Ecuador
Cotacachi Real Estate: Hacienda de las Flores

Cotacachi Real Estate: Hacienda de las Flores

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this day,” Don McGrae exclaimed in his opening remarks at the ground-breaking ceremony for Hacienda de las Flores, an assisted living complex now under construction in Cotacachi.  The ceremony took place March 11. Along with his wife Anita, he welcomed a gathering of […]

Remedies for Robberies in Cotacachi

A while back in another blog I addressed the growing number of petty thefts and break-ins in Cotacachi, if you call the stealing of computers and televisions petty.  Costing hundreds, even thousands of dollars, they probably aren’t.  But I’m talking the kind of theft that involves a few items and […]

Healthy Living in Ecuador: A New Clue to Longevity

Healthy Living in Ecuador: A New Clue to Longevity

The topic of healthy living in Ecuador often gravitates to a discussion of the elder population of native Ecuadorians in Vilcabamba, some of whom claim that their life span extends well past the century mark. Many studies have been made concerning this phenomenon. Reasons for the longevity is debatable.  Some […]