Ecuador Cost of Living

Ecuador Food: Permaculture Plans and Chocho Challenges

Permaculture is on my mind a lot lately.  I am dreaming of a verdant tropical paradise springing to life on our almost treeless pasture land.  I see a mandala-shaped herb garden, a pond with ducks, an alpaca grazing in the small field, an orchard swelling with ripe fruit and oh, […]

Lessons in Weed Economics in Ecuador–To Pull or Plow

Our land was way overdue for a weeding. The chochos had grown prodigiously in a few months because of good weather and plenty of rain.  But so had many different species of weeds and grasses.  Weeding was the natural next step. Read this blog for some background on our chocho […]

Ecuador Food Price Update

Ecuador Food Price Update

Fresh food in Ecuador is plentiful, healthy and still fairly inexpensive.  Although food prices have risen in the four years Gary and I have lived in Cotacachi, I’m not complaining.  Buns at the bakery are now $.20 each instead of $.08 and $.10 each back when we were following our […]

An Emergency in Quito, or “Blood on the Escalator”

An Emergency in Quito, or “Blood on the Escalator” When I fell trying to run up a down escalator in a Quito mall, I bashed my knee against the sharp metal edges of the step and laid bare the bone in an inch-long gash.  I bled profusely as I stumbled […]

Cotacachi Expats Meeting at La Turista Restaurant

Cotacachi Expats Meeting at La Turista Restaurant

Cotacachi Expats Meeting at La Turista Restaurant May 21, 2010 Editor’s Note: This article is the result of a meeting of Cotacachi expats.  It contains useful information for expats in Ecuador as well as others who are contemplating a move to Ecuador.  Some of the information in the article is […]