Archive for May, 2013

Pro-Ecuador Interview “The Ugly American” on the Overseas Radio Network

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 […]

by May 31, 2013 Comments are Disabled Ecuador, Ecuador Culture
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa Talks about his Stance on Gay Marriage, Gay Rights

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 […]

by May 29, 2013 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Laws, Ecuador Politics, President Correa
Naranjilla, a Strange Exotic, Somewhat Dangerous Fruit

Naranjilla, a Strange Exotic, Somewhat Dangerous Fruit

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 Land

Green Dreams: Our Land in Cotacachi

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 […]

View From the Roof:  Are You A Revolutionary?  Is Moving to Ecuador A Revolutionary Act?

View From the Roof: Are You A Revolutionary? Is Moving to Ecuador A Revolutionary Act?

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”.