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Saturday in Sangolqui for Ecuador Food

Saturday in Sangolqui for Ecuador Food

Sangolqui is a town famous for its daily open market (mercado abierto) and food. People from Quito make their way every weekend for delicious eats, and the locals  think of their city as a colorful and magical place. Located in Valle de los Chillos, Sangolqui has a population of about […]

A View From the Roof: The Ugly American is Back in Ecuador–Are You One of Them?  Take the Self-Test and See

A View From the Roof: The Ugly American is Back in Ecuador–Are You One of Them? Take the Self-Test and See

I have always loved to read, but only a few books have left lasting impressions. These books to a certain extent have defined my character. I read one of them, “The Ugly American,” just as I entered high school in the early ’60s. Published by William J. Lederer and Eugene […]

Death, Debt and Petro Dollars in Ecuador

Death, Debt and Petro Dollars in Ecuador

A toxic triumvirate of situations is brewing in Ecuador.  These three unfolding developments have the potential to negatively impact the quality of life for all of us, not just Ecuadorian indigenous who seem the most adversely affected. Ecuador has been busy racking up an enormous debt to China since 2009, […]

Waiting for Manana

Waiting for Manana

After slogging through 2 1/2 years of broken promises, confusing explanations, delays and more delays, excuses, denials and the occasional blank stare, Gary and I are once again very close to final approval on our land project in Cotacachi.  Supposedly just two days away, as in this Friday. The municipality […]

Ecuador Movies: “El Pescador” (The Fisherman)

Ecuador Movies: “El Pescador” (The Fisherman)

A combination of  fresh snow, the flu and temps of 15 below led to my channel surfing in St. Paul while awaiting the birth of our third grandchild.  I found an intriguing spanish-speaking film called “El Pescador,” but since we hadn’t signed up to view the Latino stations, I was […]

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