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Jan 29, 2016 - Welcome 2016!

January, 2016 It has been a long while, much longer than I had realized, since I last wrote for this blog. Lots of ideas about things I wanted to share about my life here have come, and been forgotten. But today, I finally got around to writing something, being 2016 and all. It seems fitting to try to get back in the practice for the new year. At times, Ecuador reminds me of California. Alongside the Pacific Ocean with a tall mountain range within a day's drive. Earthquakes and volcanoes as well as wildfires, usually started by...

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Jan 21, 2014 - More about New Years fireworks and NFL Playoffs

Friends, I have been out of town for awhile in the Andes visiting Rotary Clubs and I found it was impossible to write anything as we were busy and scheduled all the time. Now, I am back in Bahia de Caraquez in my apartment and writing to you to catch up. Going back to the New Year holiday weekend, I want to thank Tammy Cummings for the birthday cake she made for me on Dec. 31. I enjoyed two huge pieces! That evening, the town rocked with various fireworks and the burning of 'viejos' everywhere along the streets. Some flames were as high as...

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Dec 26, 2013 - Bahía de Caráquez

I had anticipated arriving weeks earlier in Bahia de Caraquez, but postponed it so I could accompany Rafael Quintero on some of his District Governor official club visits. I went to 6 visits in all, four in the Andes at Cuenca, Gualaceo, Loja, and Zaruma; and two in Guayaquil, including the new club, Nuevo Guayaquil, where all members are under thirty-two years of age. I do want to join Rafael on some of the remaining visits in January and February. It has been a joy to meet so many more Rotarians and learn about their club projects and...

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Jan 27, 2010 - Coast bus hopping

Sua is really very beautiful - especially if you are in search for a peaceful place. Hence I wanted to proceed more to the south. Again this would be a day with lots of busrides. I really enjoy the busrides - for me it feels much better than any guided tour - for nearly no money you get so many impressions, its like a puzzle with so many things you can see along your way if you open your eyes. Also its much better than any spanisch conversation class, if you want you always find somebody to talk to. As this rides takes hours there is always...

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Aug 15, 2007 - Canoa and the Ecuadorian Coast

The Thermal Springs in Banos are mud coloured and of varying temperatures. The hotest put Papalacta to shame. But it was still raining so I headed for the coast. Bypassing Guayaquil (a hot and humid major city, built in a mangrove swamp in counterpoint to Quito's Volcano). I spent the night in Manglaralto. Any one with any sense does not drive at night in Ecuador. The roads are in bad enough shape with inumerable potholes but then there are the MUROs (literally - Walls). We would call them speedbumps in the UK but some of them are so steep...

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