Archive for July, 2012

Cafe Rio Intag Re-Opens in Cotacachi

Cafe Rio Intag Re-Opens in Cotacachi

Eddie’s back and busy brewing up his special blends of Intag coffee! This is very good news to all the coffee drinkers in Cotacachi.  At least those who crave REAL coffee, hand-roasted, freshly ground from real, organic coffee beans and brewed to perfection. Actually, it’s old news to locals, because […]

by July 26, 2012 Comments are Disabled Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Ecuadorian food
Sunday in the Parque with Jorge

Sunday in the Parque with Jorge

Parque Elijido in Quito on a sunny Sunday is a grand way to relax and imbibe the sensory delights of Ecuador culture. Sifting through the throw-away art, the knock-offs of other artists and the tourist fare, I’ve found some gems on other occasions. As I’ve often said, buy it when […]

by July 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Art, Ecuador Lifestyle, Quito, Quito Culture

InterNations, a Social Club for Ecuador Expats

Our friend Liliya recommended InterNations to us and suggested we attend one of the group’s monthly meetings.  So we showed up for the June meeting at C’Est La Vie, a Cajun restaurant in Quito on Avenue Portugal.  We found about 50 expats noshing on shrimp etouffe, jambalaya and po’ boys. […]

Galapagos Islands: Was Lonesome George Gay?

Galapagos Islands: Was Lonesome George Gay?

Galapagos visitors and residents alike are mourning the passing of one of the islands’ biggest attractions:  Lonesome George, the centenarian tortoise. He’s believed to have been over 100 years of age, but could have been anywhere from 60 to 200 years old. Photo by Thomas H Fritts/EPA Lonesome George was […]

by July 4, 2012 2 comments Ecuador News, Galapagos
Ecuador Moths Bring Excitement to Ecuador Art World: Belen Mena

Ecuador Moths Bring Excitement to Ecuador Art World: Belen Mena

The starving artist is a familiar theme.  But what about those of us who are starving for art?  By that I mean those who consider art as necessary to life as food.  Or even more important than food, since man does not live by bread alone. This poem illustrates what […]