Articles by: Linda

Ecuador’s Sarayaku Celebrate Victory Over Government, Oil Extraction

Ecuador’s Sarayaku Celebrate Victory Over Government, Oil Extraction

In a battle that lasted 8 years, the indigenous tribe known as the Sarayaku finally triumphed.   The government of Ecuador was found guilty of violating their human rights in trying to force them to accept oil drilling on their ancestral lands. http://amazonwatch.org/news/2013/0801-amazon-justice-sarayakus-historic-week?utm_source=Amazon+Watch+Newsletter+and+Updates&utm_campaign=fd32026c88-sarayaku-20130802&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e6f929728b-fd32026c88-340921449 80 members of the Sarayaku, a Kichwa tribe living in […]

Ecuador Food: Dining on Pig Food in Ecuador

Ecuador Food: Dining on Pig Food in Ecuador

Ecuador food is at it’s best for me when it’s fresh-picked and organic. Every Sunday we like to head for the produce market to pick up what we lack in our garden. Little did I know that Gary and I would have a small cultural clash with some of the Cotacachi indigenous shop-keepers there. All because of our penchant for fresh greens…

Atacames Beach, Ecuador Photo by Aaron Phelps

Ecuador Beaches: A Quiet Interlude in Atacames

  Our first in-the-water experience with Ecuador beaches was in Atacames, a major party scene.  It usually throbs and gyrates day and night during holidays, but we happened to show up during one of its calmer periods. Gary and I were invited to spend two days and nights in the […]

Unique New Tourist Attraction in Ambato, Ecuador

Unique New Tourist Attraction in Ambato, Ecuador

I sense a pilgrimage to Ambato in my future.  According to the Lonely Planet, Ecuador artist and muralist David Moscoso has single-handedly created “a new tourist attraction.”  Visitors are awed by his visual praise anthem to the natural world, a mural of volcanoes that graces the dome of a new […]

by June 7, 2013 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Art, Ecuador Culture

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