Archive for May, 2012

A View from the Roof: Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Interviews Ecuadorian President Correa!

One of the most frequent questions we get from clients who are considering moving to Ecuador is, “What about Rafael Correa, what about the government, isn’t it socialist?” Watch the Video Interview with President Correa below. To answer that question, my typical response is, “Yes, Rafael Correa is leftist, leftist […]

Crucita to Bahia de Caraquez by Bus

Crucita to Bahia de Caraquez by Bus

The Crucita bus station is near the entrance to Villa Balsamaragua.  We sat outside the station on wooden benches, sticky in the hot sun as we waited for our bus to Rocafuerte, the first leg of our journey to Bahia de Caraquez. A ticket cost $.45 and the trip was […]

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

This verse from Psalms came to mind as soon as I began to watch the ships coming in and going out into the still waters around Crucita. All day, heavy wooden boats are laboriously drug through the sand and launched into the water.  All day, men and boys sit patiently […]