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Interesting Presidential Facts

One frequent concern that readers express when they ask about Ecuador is about the political stability there.   Personally I quite like Ecuador ’s current President, Rafael Correa and would like to share seven reasons why.           The first reason I like Correa is that he comes from a rags to riches story.  If he […]

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Yikes. Strikes!

There was a strike in Ecuador last week.  Anyone planning on spending much time in Ecuador (or France ) should know a bit more about strikes and how to deal with (and perhaps even enjoy them).   You can read Steve’s comments at  http://www.ecuadorliving.com/2007/09/20/strikes-ecuadorean-style.html   If you have had any experience with strikes or have […]

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Well the strike didn’t last very long, two days to be precise but I got caught up in it. At 2am on Tuesday morning thousands of the nations indigenous took mass concerted action to block the major arterial highway of the country, namely the Pan American highway where it runs through this Andean nation. Protests […]

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Lesson in Humility

   Strolling down the streets of Cotacachi is an experience to remember. Leather shops, too numerous to count and windows filled with displays of beautiful handwork created by the  indigenous people.  Mom, dad and children are all involved in this amazing leather work.  Beautiful colors and fresh leather smells excite your senses and you are eager […]

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Café la Chacha

When you visit us in Cotacachi, your first stop will likely be Quito . This series of updates is reviewing some of this city’s great (and incredibly inexpensive) restaurants. Steve, our man in Ecuador writes: “I rarely go out to the same place twice but I couldn’t resist doing so at la Chacha. This tiny […]

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We hope that you will visit us in Cotacachi one time or the other (see special low air fares at the end of this update). When you come, your first stop on the way will most likely be Quito , the airport where you will land. Quito is a grand city, rich in heritage. Quito […]

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