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Archive for June, 2007

Leather Exports?

Cotacachi is famous for leather products and has been for many years. This is a small town, or rather large village of more or less 6,000 people depending on how many surrounding communities you want to include in the poll. Making and selling leather products is the main industry and provides the most employment for […]

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Ecuador air fares have plummeted. I just received this note from Jimmie berg who teaches English in Cotacachi. “Hi Guys, The drama is over – we have purchased our tickets. We opted for the Den-Quito flight for $497 – nothing cheaper or sooner – that way we can get rid of our stuff including the […]

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Whether 5 or 20 people come to a Super-Learning / Spanish seminar it’s still a close group. When there are 20 you have more people to share experiences with and outside of the classes as we eat the delicious meals or have a tea break we almost play musical chairs as we all move from […]

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Sweet Gentle People

Merri and I love Ecuador’s sweet gentle people. Here is an example of why we love the people in Ecuador. We recently took one of our hotel helpers, Eduardo, to the dentist and told him that one of our genrous visitors there was paying for all the dental work he needed. He began to cry. […]

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Ecuador Dental Savings

I get story after story from readers about Ecuador Dental and Medical Savings. Ecuador Dental Savings are terrific here in Cotacachi Ecuador as Merri and I discovered when we went to the dentist last week. Merri had a dental extraction which required minor surgery. I had my teeth cleaned and one broken tooth rebuilt. The […]

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Crime in Ecuador

Crime is one of the big questions readers ask me about and a recent note on this at my ezine evoked many responses. Here is what Jimmie Berg who has been living in Cotacachi shared. Hello Gary, I enjoyed reading your newsletter today and want to share my adventures in wonderful Ecuador. My experience in […]

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Intag II

Our last Ecuador Living Update introduced the Intag and explained that Ecuador was named by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top ten adventure destinations for 2007. One reason for this is a huge national forest called Intag not far from where we live in Cotacachi. This area is not only the home of […]

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Photo Gallery of Ecuador

Two new friends I have made recently here in Ecuador are Nicki and Dennis Goff.  They are from Canada, but have purchased a couple of lots in the development where I’m living, and will soon be building a home here.  Dennis is a professional photographer, and has agreed to let me post the link to […]

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