Category Archives: Life in Ecuador

The things I experience living in Ecuador, and in Quito in particular.

More house pics

Believe it or not, three months after having moved into my new house we are still finishing things. Hopefully that will all end by tomorrow, and I will finally be able to move on to other things. Like sewing, and all things Christmas!

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The house continues to grow!

The walls of my earth-rammed house are finally all up! This is the most labor-intensive part of the process, and also the longest.

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Way too long… but I’ve been building!

You must think I’ve fallen off the deep end. And sometimes it has actually felt like that. Yep, it’s been six months since I last posted, and it’s time to catch up.

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Building in Ecuador

Yep. It’s certainly been a while since I last posted. The reason being that over the last few weeks building has been a very large part of my life.

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Time to brag: Opera iO

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You will recall that one of the sacrifices made after moving out of town was Thursday sewing with my sewing circle. Fortunately for me, a year ago precisely my niece Ana Lía decided to join me on those days, and I finally had someone to share sewing with again. We have had to suspend those […]

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Still stuck; something happy, something sad

A month after moving to my new place finds me pretty much the same: still kind of stuck.

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Sorting, packing, moving… AGAIN!

After nearly two years after leaving Quito and learning to live in a colder climate high in the mountains, I have managed to uproot myself again.

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A great day

You’ve seen me write about *our* Pedrito before. For the last year and a half he’s been handyman and jack-of-all-trades to my mother and me. More importantly, he has become family to us.

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I’ve a feeling… we’re not in Kansas anymore!

When it comes to threats from national disasters, what we are used to and have learned to prepare for are earthquakes. And, in some parts of the country, also floods.

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It’s finished!

Well, kind of. At least all the construction part. But basically my mom’s new suite is done. Just a few odds and ends that will be taken care of over the next few days.

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Oh, yeah!

  I did it. Followed my mom’s recipe step-by-step. And managed to do it all without burning anything! 🙂

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Passing on the torch

Fanesca is the traditional Ecuadorian dish for Easter. It also happens to be my all-time favorite when it comes to Ecuadorian cuisine. I will never turn down an invitation to eat a bowl, regardless of who prepares it and what particular ingredients are included or left out. Except for “mellocos,” which you might have heard […]

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Building an extension

More than a year after leaving our life in Quito we all seem to have finally settled in our new homes or locations. That is, Jamie and Carlos will most likely be staying in the apartment they’ve been living in, and my mother will definitely be staying in our country cottage in the valley of […]

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