Ecuador Lifestyle

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

Yasuni National Park–The Transcendant and the Terrible

While thumbing through an old spiral notebook I came upon a few sentences I’d scribbled about the Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park, which lies in the heart of the Amazon of Ecuador. Gary and I had met a couple from Florida in the Quito airport who raved about […]

Aging in Ecuador: The Trials and Tribulations of Tecera Edad

Now that Gary and I have attained the venerable age of 65, we are entitled to a major perk in Ecuador–we get senior discounts. In Ecuador the name for this is tecera edad, which I’m told literally means ‘over the hill’ in Spanish. While this may not be a reason […]

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez & Hosteria Mandala, Part III

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez & Hosteria Mandala, Part III

Puerto Lopez is home to Hosteria Mandala, always a delight to visit.  The ‘green’ hosteria is a prototype for what this area can be if sustainability is practiced judiciously and creatively.  The entire complex is alive with color, flowers and highly imaginative art from all over the world. Gary is […]

Ecuador Pictures: Morochos Part III–Cute Pre-Schoolers

Ecuador Pictures: Morochos Part III–Cute Pre-Schoolers

In an earlier blog about Morochos I promised Ecuador pictures of the village children.  While in Morochos to check out the sustainable gardening projects that Paige Fisher is creating through the Peace Corps, I found another garden.  Colorful pre-schoolers were blossoming in profusion. The children were only too accommodating, having […]

Retirement in Ecuador: Over the Ocean & Thru the Jungle to Grandmother’s House We Go

The second decade of the twenty-first century is proving to be a fertile one for me and Gary in terms of our family tree. Let me clarify that. I mean our children are exhibiting fertility, not us.  I’ve gone from lamenting the fact that I had no grandchildren to spoil […]