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Cotacachi medical information is scarce but that doesn’t mean the medical facilities are scarce. Watchout in upcoming posts for a more detailed analysis of what is available but today let us take an overview of what is available in this charming village. For a small rural village of 5,000 people there are a number of doctors […]

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Ecuador Hospital

 I had heard about a new recently opened Ecuador hospital right on the doorstep of Cotacachi in nearby Ibarra. So last Friday I went to have a look.    This Ecuador hospital is so new and so well equiped compared to British hospitals and many North American hospitals that I found myself amazed as the head […]

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Ecuador Politics.

Gain an insight into Ecuador politics by reading a recent interview with the President, Rafael Correa, down below. Ecuador politics are complicated at the best of times. There is a tremendous assortment of interests from a vast range of different groups here in Ecuador, some with representation in Ecuador politics. But many of these groups […]

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Ecuador Parades

 Ecuador parades can appear as if from nowhere. of course they need organising and a lot of planning but the delight is that for the spectator they seem so impromptu. So it was on Friday. I had gone to Ibarra with our friend Lee to visit a new hospital and as we strolled through the […]

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Ecuador Health Care

Ecuador health care is a prime concern to anyone considering living or staying in Ecuador for any period longer than might adequately be covered with vacation insurance.   Over the coming days and weeks we will be looking at different options for Ecuador Health care. How are Ecuador hospitals? What about health insurance in Ecuador? Indeed, how is […]

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Ecuador Safe?

Is Ecuador safe? This must be one of the questions we are most asked. My answer after living here for six years is “Yes. Ecuador is safe as long as you take precautions”.   In 1992 after the marriages of her two sons Charles and Andrew broke down and Windsor Castle caught fire Queen Elizabeth  refered […]

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Moonlight Volcano

This post was sent to me by long time friend expert shopper, Bonnie Keough. As Bonnie says, the weather since January has been wetter than normal due to the effects of La Niña but that sure gave us some unuasual landscapes for this part of the world including snow-capped volcanoes and meandering streams turning into […]

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Another trip Patricia McCormick made with new found friends met at Meson de las Flores was to the nearby ruins of Cochasqui and to Quito zoo. I have taken my son Luke to this zoo many times. It´s well laid out and has a good cross spectrum of Ecuadorian mammals, reptiles and birds. Thankyou for […]

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