Ecuador

Adios Ecuador, Hola California

Adios Ecuador, Hola California

For me, living in Ecuador is great.  But anywhere the grandkids live is even better.  After 6 1/2 years in Cotacachi, setting down roots, opening a business and buying land, none of that won out in the competition for my heart. When the cute little rug rats, one step removed, […]

A View From the Roof:  Correa Wins Election!  Does It Mean War in the Amazon?  GMOs?

A View From the Roof: Correa Wins Election! Does It Mean War in the Amazon? GMOs?

Ecuador’s President Correa again won the presidency in the country’s recent election.  In addition, his party won more than a 2/3 majority in the national congress. This means that he now has the power to change the constitution without a national vote. Essentially, he has no opposition that matters. People […]

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 […]

Early Morning Earthquake Felt in Cotacachi

Here I was enjoying a plate of blueberry-quinoa pancakes with Gary and Eliza, a friend from Vilcabamba, when things started to rock ‘n roll in Cotacachi around 9:15 this morning,shaking things up first in one direction and then another. Gary and I are back in Cotacachi after a long vacation […]

by February 9, 2013 6 comments Cotacachi, Ecuador, Ecuador News, Living in Ecuador
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 […]

by January 4, 2013 Comments are Disabled Ecuador, Ecuador Beaches, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador News