Gratitude For My Life In Ecuador

11-25-2018 On this Thanksgiving I am grateful for the life of abundance we are living in Ecuador. How I measure abundance. Inspiration surrounds us thanks to clean air provided by the trees and rains and the natural beauty of Mt. Imbabura and Mt. Cotacachi reminding me daily of the power of mother earth and that human life is so short …

CLIMATE CHANGE? CONSIDER MOVING TO ECUADOR

What you may not know about climate change. November, 2018   It is true that the mainstream news has been telling us that the planet is heating up.  If you look at the data we have been through a period with warmer summer temperatures.  But, what if there is more to the story?  What if the average temperatures are actually getting …

Bahia de Caraquez in 2018

A Visit to Bahia in 2018 We visited Bahia in April of 2018.  What we found was one of Ecuador’s nicest coastal cities is getting updated.  As we walked about the city neighborhoods we were surprised by colorful murals that depict life around Ecuador in vibrant colors.  Some are fanciful and whimsical; others are artistic renderings of nature.  As we …

Seven Reasons We Live A Good Life In Cotacachi

March, 2018 It Is A Small Stable Community: People Know Each Other For us, thriving meant finding a place where we could live a less complicated and relaxed life. We were looking for a place where we could live simply, but comfortably without the hectic feeling we had living and working in the US.  How is life in Cotacachi like stepping into …

ONE WAY TO DECREASE STRESS AS AN EXPAT IN ECUADOR

Confused? Hire a facilitator. Like many people who have moved to Ecuador we attended an International Living conference and we read a lot of websites and books, and listened to many interviews before we decided to move.  If you are not fluent in Spanish and if you have never lived in South America, you might be overwhelmed by all there …

Peguche Wasi Workshop and Artisan Center Near Cotacachi

Posted March, 2018 What I love about living in Cotacachi is the people and the connection to historical cultural roots. There are many places nearby to learn more about the Indigenous culture and deepen your appreciation for the people. One such place is Peguche Wasi. When our friend came to visit last week from Cuenca she was eager to see …

My Unpredictable Love Affair, Guest Post

  Posted February 25, 2018. This guest post from author Beverley Scherberger describes how she is thriving as an expat in Ecuador in her new career as a writer since she retired and moved to Cotacachi, Ecuador.  You can learn more about Beverley’s work on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/author/beverleyscherberger or you can sign up to be added to her mailing list at  bev@bevscherberger.com and receive the occasional …

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 …