New Intensive Sustainable Agriculture & Permaculture Classes at Rio Muchacho

Rio Muchacho Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday December 1, 2017 Rio Muchacho is  running a month long course on Sustainable Agriculture & Permaculture at our National Geographic endorsed organic farm. During the 4 weeks teams of experts will pair classroom learning with practical application, including composting techniques, lunar calendar crops, and beekeeping. This holistic course will be valuable for anyone …

The 2017 Immigration Law in Ecuador, Brief Notes

May 26, 2017 I recently attended a presentation by Attorney Santiago Andrade. I wanted to share some of the notes that I took so you have some idea of what is in the new law.  I have included some key points of the new Immigration Law in Ecuador for 2017.  The goal is to help you learn about the kind of …

Two Bedroom House for Rent In Bahia

Available starting June Fully and nicely furnished, 2 bedrooms, modern open space concept, colorful, lots of hot water, big terrace with beautiful view and breeze, garden.     Secure and quiet.  See more pictures under rentals in the classified section of this blog.   Please contact craich16@gmail.com

NORMAL ISN’T EVERYTHING by j.iver.petersen

Normal Isn’t Everything! ( Actually, it Is Only For Sure An Appliance Setting 😉 <<< Astonishment Caught in the Freeze-frame of a Digital Rearview Video Mirror. (A spontaneously unguarded reflection from something abnormally far from the conceptual perception of normality that mostly doesn’t exist.) Our actions or the lack thereof are the revealing feature transparent only to self. What is …

What to Know Before You Invest in Pre-Construction Real Estate in Ecuador

FOUND YOUR DREAM DEVELOPMENT? READY TO INVEST YOUR MONEY? READ THIS FIRST! Ecuador is an amazingly beautiful place and we are so glad that we chose it for our retirement home. If you have found your dream development location in Ecuador and you want to have your home, or condominium built, we know how exciting that is and we wish …

The 2016 Children’s Mission Christmas Party Update

The Children’s Mission of Leonidas Plaza was envisioned about 5 years and has been growing ever since.   All events and services of the mission are provided by donations and by volunteers.  As you can see from the pictures the progress over the years has been very impressive.  The children first gathered on the dirt with no shade, now there is …

How You Can Help the Earthquakes Victims Around Bahia

April 19, 2016.  We have not reported on the effects of the earthquake with details about what is happening locally because we were out of Bahia when the earthquake occurred and we have not been able to return.  We have been in communication with friends who are still in Bahia who have been relating some details.  There is no running water, …

Living Life According to the Tides, Part 2

Part 2 of Living Life According to the Tides from dictionary.com:  Tide Verb phrases tide over,  a.to assist in getting over a period of difficulty or distress. b.to surmount (a difficulty, obstacle, etc.); survive. Idioms turn the tide, to reverse the course of events, especially from one extreme to another: The Battle of Saratoga turned the tide of the American …

A Historic View of Bahia de Caraquez

The following is an unofficially translated and edited excerpt from an old book that was given to me by a friend who lives in Cuenca. The book was found in her aunt’s old home. It was in pretty bad shape with yellowing pages that were torn and partly eaten. The book had no title page, so the author and the …

A New Poem and Photos from J. Iver Petersen – Bahia

HOLISTIC FRESHNESS Well spoken vegetables are lovely as are friends Both close or far radiating inward beauty as an oasis Midst desert flowers fragrant to thirsty souls …j.iver.petersen… 4th of March 2016 Bahia de Caraquez, EC