Archive for April, 2011

A View From the Roof:  We’re On Our Way to Machu Picchu!

A View From the Roof: We’re On Our Way to Machu Picchu!

Linda and I leave tomorrow with a group of 7 people for our Machu Picchu excursion, and yes, we are excited.  Linda has been reading two books, the first is a book by Hiram Bingham about the discovery of Machu Picchu, and the other is an old history about the […]

by April 14, 2011 7 comments Machu Picchu Tour, View from the Roof
Cotacachi Colonial Remodel

Cotacachi Colonial Remodel

Having witnessed the demise of an alarming number of wonderfully classic but decrepit and unappreciated colonial homes in Cotacachi, I am so happy that another one has escaped the wrecking crew’s gleefully applied hammers and crowbars.  There’s a big old colonial house on Calle Rio Frio that is being remodeled […]

by April 6, 2011 1 comment Cotacachi, Cotacachi
Cotacachi Colonial Building: Out with the Old, In with the New

Cotacachi Colonial Building: Out with the Old, In with the New

Remember the sweet Cotacachi colonial house with the 100-year-old mural I wrote about back in 2009?  The one owned by the Ecuadorian woman who loves birds and filled the courtyard with flowers? I wrote again about the building when the restaurant adjoining it bought part of the property.  The restaurant […]

by April 4, 2011 3 comments Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Living in Ecuador

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova–April 2011

Here is a list of events in Quito for April: Liliya Bykova http://dayinquito.blogspot.com/ http://quitorental.blogspot.com/ Once per year the Russian community in Quito has a party. Usually a few hundred people attend, some Russian, some Ecuadorian, and some Norteamericanos, like us – lol. This year’s party: Fiesta de la comunidad Rusa […]