By Gary Phillips A year ago, I wrote the article below about the changes happening in our world and related it to the Baila de San Juan, the annual fiesta in Cotacachi that always occurs on the summer solstice, and is happening now. It’s interesting to read this article […]
Have you ever stood in line for a hug? For four hours? I did last Thursday, and it was exquisite! What a week it has been–First a visit with Amma, the hugging saint from India, and then to return home and find NSAs and the Obama administrations dirty laundry spread out all over the internet and news media by a brave young patriot named Edward Snowden. Evidence of a paradigm shift in the making? Read on!
Our first in-the-water experience with Ecuador beaches was in Atacames, a major party scene. It usually throbs and gyrates day and night during holidays, but we happened to show up during one of its calmer periods. Gary and I were invited to spend two days and nights in the […]
“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 […]
I sense a pilgrimage to Ambato in my future. According to the Lonely Planet, Ecuador artist and muralist David Moscoso has single-handedly created “a new tourist attraction.” Visitors are awed by his visual praise anthem to the natural world, a mural of volcanoes that graces the dome of a new […]