Living in Ecuador

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 […]

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 […]

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part I–Self-Sustainability

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part I–Self-Sustainability

Gary and I and two new friends, Holly and Gregory, ventured all the way out to Morochos, a village of less than 1000 people that lies about 8 kilometers from Cotacachi at an altitude of 9240 feet.  The Morochos villagers still speak mostly Kichwa. We went to check out the […]