Pro-Ecuador Newsletter: An Historical Intercultural Event Takes Place in Cotacachi
February 20, 2011
View from the Roof: Cotacachi mayor Alberto Anrango asked Gary to gather the town's expats together for a meeting. 70 expats sent rsvps but more than 85 showed up at an historical intercultural brain-storming session. The 3-hour meeting generated lists of strengths, problems, opportunities and improvements.
Ecuador Culture: "Rough and rowdy" often describes a paseo del chagra, a horse parade in which horse and rider alike sport their finest attire and put each other through their paces.
New Feature: We are excited about a new feature we are offering on Pro-Ecuador.com. Now our readers can be even more interactive with us and with other readers. Send us your Ecuador travel stories, Ecuador restaurant and hotel reviews, lists of favorites of all things Ecuadorian. It's an opportunity to share your experiences and learn even more about Ecuador from others.
Places in Ecuador: Nothing evokes images of rare and unusual wildlife like the Galapagos Islands off the west coast of Ecuador.
Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: 2 tours--one low price! Only $299 per person is the price of your ticket for our 3-day real estate tour and our intensive Introduction to Ecuador workshop.
It's the most economical, informative and fun way to learn about life and real estate offerings in this area. You'll see the best current real estate listings and also learn the real estate buying process so you can invest wisely.
2011 Real Estate Tour Dates:
March 17, 18, 19
April 7, 8, 9
May 12, 13, 14
Cotacachi Real Estate for Sale: My favorite unit in Jahua Pacha is on the market. Here's your chance to own an absolutely stunning two-bedroom, two-bath upper unit with the best mountain views in all of Cotacachi. The owners have turned the covered patio into a projection room to indulge their love of foreign and art films. Read Gary's blog about what else is included.
Chevron found Guilty: Time to Pay up. This week there was a major turning point in the struggle against environmental damage caused by big oil in the Amazon.