Archive for October, 2011

Poco y Poco the Work Begins

Poco y Poco the Work Begins

Three weeks have passed since we began the construction of our arched stone bridge at the entrance to our property and of a small house for a caretaker.  This is week four and three men continue to work on the bridge while six others tackle the house. The work is […]

Ecuador Driver’s License Now Easier to Get

If there was ever a place where if you don’t like the rules, just wait a few minutes and they will change, Ecuador is it. We have been here for five years now, and one of the most difficult things to get was an Ecuador Drivers License.   There seemed […]

A View From the Roof:  First Tango in Cotacachi

A View From the Roof: First Tango in Cotacachi

We frequently get questions about what do expats do in Cotacachi after they move here.   Most people say they are incredibly busy enjoying themselves with festivals, dinner parties at Haciendas (last weekend about 30 of us went to the restored 300 year old Hacienda San Isidro for a delicious organic […]

An Unfortunate Cadre of Calamitous Events, or, Stoned in Imantag

An Unfortunate Cadre of Calamitous Events, or, Stoned in Imantag

I think the Universe is trying to tell me something about my insistence upon searching out the perfect rocks for our land project.  Perhaps I could just let our builder order loads of rocks from the numerous mines around the Cotacachi area.  But no, I have to personally select each […]

A View From the Roof:  Reader Comments on Real Estate Service

A View From the Roof: Reader Comments on Real Estate Service

Linda and I have been selling real estate in Cotacachi for nearly four and a half years. In that time, with the able assistance of our good friend Dale Oelrich and our Ecuadorian agent, Fernando Sarsosa, we have helped nearly 100 people purchase properties here. In most cases, it has […]