Ecuador Culture

Traditional Dance in Ecuador

Lessons in Latin American Culture: Su-Yin Goes Native

“Like” my blog to get weekly blog updates on my experience with the online Latin American Culture Course. Born in Singapore and raised in Australia, I was exposed to almost zero Latin American culture growing up.  Shakira and Jennifer Lopez aside, now that I have moved to Ecuador, I’ve decided […]

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
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”.