Articles by: Linda

Ecuador Culture for October: Music and Magic

An incredibly intense schedule of cultural events is set in Ecuador during October.  Soak up the culture of Ecuador by attending one or more of these events.  Cultural suggestions come from Liliya Bykova, an expat living in Quito’s historic Old Town.   This is the first in a series of cultural […]

by October 14, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Tours, Quito

A Date with Eights: Olympic Reflections

8-8-08 Today at 8:08 p.m., 8/8/08, the Beijing Olympic Games officially begin. The Chinese did not randomly select this time and date. The number 8 is considered a very lucky number to the Chinese, since the Chinese word for eight is “ba,” which rhymes with “fa,” the Chinese word for […]

by August 9, 2008 Comments are Disabled Uncategorized
The Panama Hat:  A Timeless Fashion Statement

The Panama Hat: A Timeless Fashion Statement

Photo: NYTimes, August 7, 2008 The Panama hat continues to be a fashion favorite around the world. Vanity Fair Magazine has just published its 2008 International Best-Dressed List and Heinrich Furstenberg, one of the winners, looks dapper in his Panama hat, which is blocked in the Havana style. H.S.H. PRINCE […]

by August 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador Economy, Ecuador Lifestyle
Local Sugarcane Refinery Recalls Memories of Hawaii

Local Sugarcane Refinery Recalls Memories of Hawaii

A van-full of expats recently took a day trip to Chachimbiro Hot Springs north of Cotacachi. Pam and Grey, who own a home in Hawaii, had this to report: “As the road descended through more arid terrain we passed through large fields of sugar cane where we came upon a […]

by August 5, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Living in Ecuador