Archive for April, 2012

A View From the Roof:  An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

A View From the Roof: An Overview for Our 1,000 New Readers!!

By Gary Phillips March and April have been stellar months for Pro-Ecuador.com.   In March, we had 258,000 page views on our website and we have signed up more than 1,000 new subscribers since March 1. So my column this issue is devoted to familiarizing our new readers with a little […]

Champagne Beach Living on a Beer Budget

Champagne Beach Living on a Beer Budget

ATTENTION lovers of spectacular sunsets, great  beaches, picturesque fishing villages and ocean-side living.  Gary and I know from our own explorations of Ecuador beaches that finding a coastal village with all these attributes that is also safe, clean and has reasonably priced accommodations isn’t easy. We’ve been up and down […]

Sardines and Serenity in the Beach Village of Crucita

Sardines and Serenity in the Beach Village of Crucita

There’s nothing like a road trip to take one’s mind off the chubby cheeks of a new grand-baby too far away to be hugged and kissed.  So Gary and I decided to endure a 12-hour overnight bus ride from Cotacachi to Crucita, the idea being that we’d replace the ache […]

Life’s Too Short . . .

“And there’s too little time. . . unless you know how to work a little practical magic.”  Linda McFarlin Sigsig, Zhud, Pifo, Fuya Fuya, Ushpayacu, Mushullacta Simon in the movie, “The Interpreter,” had a passion for keeping lists.  One of his lists contains words that fascinated him, like ‘bodaceous’ and […]

It’s Time to Move When. . .

It’s Time to Move When. . .

After 5 1/2 years in our lovely penthouse studio apartment on Bolivar Calle in Cotacachi, Gary and I decided it was time to move elsewhere. We miss our warm spacious fourth-floor aerie high above Cotacachi’s busiest street but are glad we made the move. We’ve even wondered why we didn’t […]