Category Archives: Life in Ecuador

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

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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A crayon quilt

I mentioned in my last post that my daughter’s wedding took place at the Hacienda Picalquí, which belongs to the Fundación Brethren y Unida, one of the oldest NGOs in Ecuador.

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A July wedding

As some of you know, the last month was particularly busy for our family. Two weeks ago Jamie, my youngest child  and only daughter, married her boyfriend of two years, Carlos. Here’s their cute “Save the Date” photo:

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Three women in power

The new legislative term of the National Assembly began today in Ecuador, with 137 assembly members  taking office. Now that in itself isn’t unusual, right? It happens in country after country all over the world.

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Another cold day

Things haven’t changed much around here, have they? Another month gone by… and it is still wet and gray in this part of the world. This was – once again – the view this morning out of my bedroom window:

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A brand new airport

If you’ve ever flown into Quito, you know landing in this city is certainly quite an experience. You see, the city grew around the airport, enclosing it completely, with no space to expand and lengthen the airstrip.

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Settled in

Kinda. Or maybe not. In any case, it’s been nearly three months since I last posted, which seems rather revealing about how long it’s taken (or, rather, is still taking) me to adapt to new surroundings.

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Quilting in Ecuador

Over the last couple of months I’ve been getting quite a bit of mail from quilters who are moving to or considering moving to Ecuador. With all this tiny country has to offer, it’s not surprising that so many people are choosing to retire here.

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A week in a nutshell

It’s been eight years since so many family members (on my Ecuadorian dad’s side) gathered together in one place. Last time there were over 100 of us, so we decided to hold a one-day reunion at a park. This time the number was closer to 40… in part a sad reflection of how many have […]

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Borrowing someone else’s eyes

It probably happens to us all, right? We get so used to the place where we live that we tend to look at our surroundings with jaded eyes. Having visitors – especially those who have come for the first time – proves to be a good opportunity for me to look at this city where […]

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Yet another election

Despite criticism and opposition from different sectors (and my own doubts on several political issues), I do have to say I live in an exceptionally democratic country. That is, if you use elections as one of the indicators for democracy.

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April Showers

Yep. It’s raining. Again. More like flooding. And I have to go out in a little bit. Not a happy thought.

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