Ecuador Lifestyle

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part I

Ecuador Beaches: Puerto Lopez, Part I

I haven’t been to Puerto Lopez in years.  I remember Puerto Lopez as a dirty, dusty, ramshackle little town spreading out around a jewel of a bay. When I first happened upon it on my way up the coast from Manta, I found little of interest other than whale watching […]

Living in Ecuador:  Morochos Part II-Alpacas!

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part II-Alpacas!

Alpacas are making a come-back in Ecuador.  Even though climate, terrain and altitudes are similar to Peru where there is an abundance of alpacas and their cousins, llamas and vicunas, Ecuador has few of these cute creatures. Years ago Gary and I visited a village near Morochos and were thrilled […]

Peace and Love in Puertoviejo: A Story of Intercultural Exchange

Peace and Love in Puertoviejo: A Story of Intercultural Exchange

I made a new friend in Puertoviejo.  I never got her name. I don’t know how old she is or what she likes to do, but we got to know each other pretty intimately over the space of about one hour. She and her brother and father were waiting in […]

Ecuador Indigenous: Sarayaku Tribe Wins a Victory

Amnesty International and the Sarayaku indigenous people have won a major victory against the unauthorized encroachment on their communal land and endangerment to their way of life perpetrated by an oil company.  Their odyssey has taken members of the tribe as far away as Washington D.C. and Costa Rica, as […]

by July 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled Amazon Region, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Lifestyle, Ecuador News, Living in Ecuador
Sunday in the Parque with Jorge

Sunday in the Parque with Jorge

Parque Elijido in Quito on a sunny Sunday is a grand way to relax and imbibe the sensory delights of Ecuador culture. Sifting through the throw-away art, the knock-offs of other artists and the tourist fare, I’ve found some gems on other occasions. As I’ve often said, buy it when […]

by July 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled Ecuador Art, Ecuador Lifestyle, Quito, Quito Culture