Cotacachi

Cotacachi Land

Green Dreams: Our Land in Cotacachi

Cotacachi is a green valley protected by a ring of mountain peaks.   Observing the changing colors in the patchwork of farms and fields that blanket the mountainsides is one of my favorite past times. Since Ecuador has a dry season and a wet season, half the year the pastures fade [...]

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, [...]

Waiting for Manana

Waiting for Manana

After slogging through 2 1/2 years of broken promises, confusing explanations, delays and more delays, excuses, denials and the occasional blank stare, Gary and I are once again very close to final approval on our land project in Cotacachi.  Supposedly just two days away, as in this Friday. The municipality [...]

Cotacachi, Ecuador: Retired Couple Adopts Dolly Llama

Cotacachi, Ecuador: Retired Couple Adopts Dolly Llama

In tracking down the rumor that the Dalai Lama was living in Cotacachi, a very reliable source told me that the venerable one was living in the home of a retired couple in Tierra Firme, a residential development.  The minute Gary and I heard this tidbit of news, we jumped [...]

by September 5, 2012 4 comments Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Retirement in Ecuador

Dalai Lama Said to Be in Residence in Cotacachi

Rumors and small towns seem to go together and Cotacachi is no exception.  Whether it’s expats telling tales about other expats, jealous indigenous trying to get their rivals in trouble or the locals delighting in spreading stories about the goings-on of the gringo-locos, the energy is all the same. However, [...]

by August 28, 2012 3 comments Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Living in Ecuador