I recently posted an article about the ugly American syndrome, and the ugly American self-test. It has been one of the most popular articles on our blog and has received wide attention. Last week, Linda and i did an interview with Ashley Rogers and Michael Blanchard on OverSeasRadio network on […]
Archive for May, 2013
We occasionally get inquires from members of the LGBT community about attitudes regarding gay couples and gay rights in Ecuador. (See video of Correa below) Ecuador has long been a leader in Latin American countries in passing beneficial gay rights legislation. In 1998, a new constitution became the first in the Americas to […]
Naranjilla, means “little orange,” in Ecuador. It’s a flowering, fruiting shrub–both beautiful and eerily other-worldly because of its unusual appearance. The white, 5-petaled flowers are smooth and white on top and covered with thick, pulpy, purple fuzz on the underside. The centers have a yellow stamen. A new leaf unfurls […]
Cotacachi is a green valley protected by a ring of mountain peaks. Observing the changing colors in the patchwork of farms and fields that blanket the mountainsides is one of my favorite past times. Since Ecuador has a dry season and a wet season, half the year the pastures fade […]
Have you ever considered that moving to Ecuador may be a revolutionary act? It can be if you choose to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. In the last View from the Roof, I talked about a pivotal book in my life entitled, “The Ugly American”.