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Cotacachi – La Jora Scedule 2012

Here is the Cotacachi – La Jora Scedule 2012 This indigenous festival celebrates following is a schedule of events: On Sunday, August 26th, festivities start with the Paseo de Chagra. On the Saturday that follows, the 1st of September, there will be the 8th Festival del Pasillo, starting at 16h00 (4PM). At 19h30 (7:30 PM), will […]

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Learn Spanish in Just Four Days

Learn how to communicate in Spanish in just four days using Frequency Modulation. May 26-29, 2011 Asheville North Carolina (Teacher Chuck Hunner) September 8-11 Seattle Washington (Teacher Bob Shane) November 3-6, 2011   Mt. Dora Florida (Teacher Gary & Merri Scott) Course for one $799. Enroll here Course for two $999. Enroll here Our Super Thinking […]

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The ‘Cotacachi Olympics’ stimulates the ability of the Ecuador indigenous population to help themselves. This project was started by by Jorge Quilumbaqui, the developer of Primavera One and Two. Jorge started off as a laborer for a local indigenous builder and made good after years of struggle. Now he is considered to be one of […]

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Driving in Ecuador is a challenge, a joy, and an enigma all at once. A challenge and a joy to drive here and the rules of the road are an enigma. Scenery can be just plain spectacular creating an Ecuador driving risk.. I’ve passed along the route from Quito to Cotacachi maybe 150 times and […]

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I’m missing my Ecuador as I view it from afar and here I try to understand why. If I haven’t posted as regularly as usual it’s because I seem to be very busy on vacation in England. In Cotacachi I’m looked after like a king by the wonderful staff at Meson de las Flores. They […]

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Indian Food delight in Cotacachi

For those of you who delight in Indian food, as I do, and will be in close proximity to Cotacachi this weekend then you will be delighted and intrigued to know that you can sample creamy chicken kormas or searingly spicy vindaloos in Cotacachi this Sunday 27th July.   Michael, a new friend and Cotacachi […]

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Hacienda La Cienega Ecuador

Hacienda La Cienega is an important part of the hacienda life in Ecuador as Merri writes below: To continue our series on the great haciendas of Ecuador, let’s look at La Cienega!  It’s been a favorite of Gary’s and mine.  The ancestral and present owners, the Lasso family have been wonderful caretakers of this magnificent […]

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