Ecuador Lifestyle

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 […]

Pro-Ecuador Welcomes Su-Yin Chan as New Associate Writer, Photographer and Website Consultant

Pro-Ecuador Welcomes Su-Yin Chan as New Associate Writer, Photographer and Website Consultant

As many of you know, Linda and I have decided to make an extended visit to the U.S.  This has necessitated many changes in all areas of our lives.   Kind of like when you get a new sofa and then realize that the rest of the furniture no longer […]

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 […]

tiny fungi i found at cascadas azul in ecuador near mindo

Swimming in Blue Waters: A Short Trip to Cascadas Azul near Mindo

Breath-taking, humbling, inspiring – Ecuador hides many secret places, where it’s just you and nature. I found one such tranquil space last week. Our Spanish teacher, Ligia Perez, invited us to stay a night at her family house in a nature reserve near Mindo called Cascadas Azul (Blue Waterfall). Mindo […]

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 […]