Cotacachi Indigenous

Kurikindi: Cotacachi Organic Farm

Kurikindi: Cotacachi Organic Farm

Kurikindi Farm is a multi-cultural experiment in more ways than one.  No monotonous rows of monocultured crops here. You’ll find a rainbow of colors and varieties on their farm and even the veggies are multi-cultural.  The owners grow the usual Ecuadorian crops of lettuce, carrots, cabbage and beets, but you’ll […]

Holy Sh*t!  More About Dry Composting Toilets in Cotacachi

Holy Sh*t! More About Dry Composting Toilets in Cotacachi

The community of El Batan, a small village of about 70 families on the outskirts of Cotacachi, is leading the way toward healthier elimination of body waste for this area.  So far, 3 families have erected dry composting toilets, aided by the Peace Corp and its representative Mary Glover. Yesterday […]

by July 27, 2012 3 comments Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Cotacachi Indigenous
Dance of San Juan in Cotacachi:The Day of the Women

Dance of San Juan in Cotacachi:The Day of the Women

Women’s Day during the dance of San Juan is very different from the dancing of the men.  On this final day of the festival, also known as the Feast Day of Santa Lucia*, the women who dance carry no whips, clubs or guns.  There is no fighting or competition. After […]

Tear Gassed Again! The Dance of San Juan in Cotacachi

Tear Gassed Again! The Dance of San Juan in Cotacachi

Gary may never agree to accompany me to the yearly celebration of the dance of San Juan ever again.  And I can’t say I blame him after what happened to us today.  The afternoon was a madhouse of mayhem, murder and tear gas. We had lunch today with friends, after […]

It’s Time to Move When. . .

It’s Time to Move When. . .

After 5 1/2 years in our lovely penthouse studio apartment on Bolivar Calle in Cotacachi, Gary and I decided it was time to move elsewhere. We miss our warm spacious fourth-floor aerie high above Cotacachi’s busiest street but are glad we made the move. We’ve even wondered why we didn’t […]