Retirement in Ecuador

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 […]

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 […]

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
A View From the Roof:  First Tango in Cotacachi

A View From the Roof: First Tango in Cotacachi

We frequently get questions about what do expats do in Cotacachi after they move here.   Most people say they are incredibly busy enjoying themselves with festivals, dinner parties at Haciendas (last weekend about 30 of us went to the restored 300 year old Hacienda San Isidro for a delicious organic […]

A View from the Roof: Exciting Intercultural Event in Cotacachi

A View from the Roof: Exciting Intercultural Event in Cotacachi

About 4 weeks ago, Cotacachi Mayor Alberto Anrango caught my attention in city hall and asked if I would contact all the expats to set up a meeting with him.   This evening, Feb. 18th, the fruits of that brief encounter gave all in attendance quite a thrill. It was really […]