TRANSPORTATION TO COTACACHI

Transportation to Cotacachi January, 2018  Here is a brief summary of transportation options to Cotacachi from Quito. There is not an airport in Cotacachi. The closest international airport, Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) is just north of Quito. The Quito airport has won awards for the best airport in South America. There is a lot of useful information on the Mariscal Sucre …

A Cotacachi Ecuador Morning

Posted, January, 2018.  To live in Cotacachi is to wake in the morning to the sweet chirpings of hummingbirds and the crowing of roosters, joined by the barking of dogs and the mooing of cows. The air in the Andean morning is cool, depending on the season, it is usually in the low to mid 50’s F. If the sun is …

Success Starting a Business in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Meet Yannick ,an expat from Germany who moved to Cotacachi and started a bakery. He is the proud owner of a successful bakery called Pandala Bakery in Cotacachi. We interviewed him to find out what it has been like for him to start a business here and to find out what you can learn from him. Deb: Where were you born? …

Thriving in the New Normal

Bahia-Ecuador-Expats Is Now Thriving In The New Normal Greetings friends and subscribers, I have not posted for quite a while because we have been traveling and we are no longer living full time in Bahia. I re-named the Bahia-Ecuador-Expats website Thriving in the New Normal, Thriving as Expats in Ecuador. I will still be posting about Bahia, and you can …

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 …