Category Archives: Ecuador

Into the Heart of the Amazon ~ How Long Will it Remain?

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” ― Rachel Carson Leaving most of our luggage behind in Quito, Ecuador, … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Clouds ~ Bellavista Cloud Forest ~ Ecuador

 “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir Leaving the main road and driving the winding one lane gravel track for twelve miles was an adventure in driving, but worth the effort. The … Continue reading

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Hacienda Cusin ~ Ecuador

“Flowers and plants are silent presences; they nourish every sense except the ear.”    ~  May Sarton While in Ecuador in 2006 and 2007, we traveled with friends who once lived in the country for four years and were returning to … Continue reading

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Expat Friends & Exploring Ecuador

A good companion shortens the longest road.  Turkish Proverb Our travel companions had lived in Ecuador for four years as expats before moving back to the US, where we first met them. Returning to Ecuador for a visit in 2006 … Continue reading

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Fishing Families: Manta Ecuador

Fishing is much more than fish…. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.       Herbert Hoover Large sea ports and tiny fishing villages throughout the world all have their allure and special … Continue reading

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Summer is for Salads ~ Try Quinoa: Soul Food of the Andes

Yes, summer is on our minds: Sun, Shade, Sand, Shells, and Swim ~ you get the picture. However, for us foodies , summer means salads: fruit, pasta, vegetable, etc. One salad that I have discovered is a great addition for all … Continue reading

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Foot Stomping, Cardboard Hats and Catch Superman if You Can ~

Traveling can be so serendipitous! When you least expect it, you just show up at the right time and you weren’t even invited. But glad you’re there. The plan was to drive the short distance from Otavalo (Ecuador) to Cotacachi … Continue reading

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