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Archive for November, 2007

I’m making many new friends as I get to better know some of the longer term visitors staying down in Cotacachi. Bob Humphrey is one such guy. Bob is mostly retired now from a very successful career heading up a commercial diving operation. Bob is one of those live wire guys who although his contemporaries […]

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Mountain Biking

Frankly the idea of belting down the side of the world’s highest active volcano on a mountain bike is about as scary and ridiculous sounding as it is appealing and challenging. So when the opportunity to do just that presented itself both fear and excitement were growing as I approached Mt. Cotopaxi , the meeting […]

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What started out as a Picnic for the English Class students got extended to the families of the El Meson staff as well, and as you can see from the attached pictures, all of us had a wonderfully Fun time. We have never ever enjoyed a picnic as much as we did yesterday. Both of […]

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School Progress Report!

Look at the attached pictures & you can tell the difference! Pramila & I visted the school today to check on the progress of the renovation before our departure to Quito tomorrow & then on to Australia.   As you may be able to see in the pictures, what a transformation ! The ceiling is […]

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We have had so much fun teaching our students in Cotacachi at El Meson. It’s been a onderful experience for Pramila and I. Our last class was just a few days ago and so to celebrate (?) or say goodbye our students came for dinner whilst the group for Gary Scott’s investment course was here […]

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Ecuador learning

One of the plus points for me staying at El Meson is all the interesting people I get to meet. I’ve got to say you readers of Gary Scott’s newsletter and you who come down here to the dozen or so courses we have each year are almost exclusively wonderful, well meaning people and apart […]

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We had the unique & heart-wrenching opportunity of visiting a village school (kindergarten) in a small village about 15 minutes from Cotacachi 2 days ago. This was facilitated by Mauricio at the request of Micky Enright of Naples, Florida. Mauricio had worked as a volunteer in that village 3 years ago and still has very close […]

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