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Headed for Ecuador!

July 9, 2010

To live, for a year, among the people who inhabit the mountains of Ecuador. The three of us will learn and play, sing and pray, hike and fish, teach and share in an entirely new (to us) culture and environment. Quito, Cuenca, Cotacachi, Riobamba, all towns high in the Sierra (the Avenue of the Volcanoes) are our planned stops. I’m sure there will be many unplanned visits as well…

We will arrive late in August, when we’ll begin blogging in earnest. Until then, we’ll occasionally post about our preparations.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2010 1:43 am

    Amazing! Yopu guys are having the time of your lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A request: in your adventures, if you spot a place that has inexpensive housing and seems friendly, let us know………Diane is lobbying for a warm winter getaway! (smile)

    Mucho amor, David

  2. September 30, 2010 3:38 pm

    David, thanks for writing. Cotacachi is one place we can recommend, just 2.5 hours north of Quito (the capital). Not warm like the beach, but in the 70’s each day, it has beautiful spring weather year ’round and a continual growing season. Plenty of visitors from Europe, the US, and Canada; amazing mountains; rentals from $300-550/month fully furnished. Cotacachi feels much like Viroqua, it’s a town of 8,000 and prosperous because of farming, leatherwork, and tourism. Quiet and safe, close to Otavalo (the largest indigenous market in the country), and with many more interesting restaurants than Viroqua, it’s a great place to practice your Spanish though you can get by without it.

  3. June 20, 2016 10:40 am

    how awesome! we lived in Ecuador for 2 years,loved it! my brother is a doctor in La Farge Wis.!! I miss Ec. so much! brothers name is Dr. Deline! :] maybe u know him?! anyhoo,love the post! Joyce…

    • June 22, 2016 5:44 pm

      Thanks Joyce. We enjoyed our time there. Now we have a next-door neighbor who is from Quito. She and her husband from the U.S. lived in Ecuador for a while, their first son was born there.
      I don’t know Dr. Deline.

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