Moving to Ecuador

How to Get Robbed in Quito

How to Get Robbed in Quito

During the past three months of Quito-living, Simon and I have managed to remain unscathed – no robberies or kidnappings that we’d heard so much about. But as safe as Quito may have become in the last few years, we made a mistake when we decided to go bargain hunting! […]

Traditional Dance in Ecuador

Lessons in Latin American Culture: Su-Yin Goes Native

“Like” my blog to get weekly blog updates on my experience with the online Latin American Culture Course. Born in Singapore and raised in Australia, I was exposed to almost zero Latin American culture growing up.  Shakira and Jennifer Lopez aside, now that I have moved to Ecuador, I’ve decided […]

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 […]

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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 […]

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

This verse from Psalms came to mind as soon as I began to watch the ships coming in and going out into the still waters around Crucita. All day, heavy wooden boats are laboriously drug through the sand and launched into the water.  All day, men and boys sit patiently […]