Places in 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, […]

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 […]

Restored Quito Central Historico District Condo for Sale

Restored Quito Central Historico District Condo for Sale

Prime Apartment in Centro Historico Style and charm exemplify this choice one bedroom, one bath apartment in historic colonial Quito. It is located in a majestic rose-colored building ornately embellished in the style of a bygone era. This is the entrance to apartment complex and entry courtyard. The apartment is […]

by February 10, 2013 5 comments Condos in Ecuador, Ecuador Real Estate, Quito
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