Pro-Ecuador Newsletter: Cotacachi Day of the Dead
November 7, 2010
View from the Roof: Every year the people of Cotacachi honor their deceased loved ones with a visit to the cemetery where they are buried. This year Gary witnessed this part of the celebration first-hand.
Ecuador Culture: Cotacachi’s Day of the Dead centers on remembering loved ones who have passed on. The multiple-day celebrations feature lengthy bread-making activities, a special fruit drink and visits to the cemetery. We were invited to two villages to help make bread, a labor-intensive all-day process:
Cotacachi Day of the Dead in La Calera
Cotacachi Day of the Dead in San Pedro
Machu Picchu Tour: Gary and I will make a pilgrimage to one of our favorite places on earth--Machu Picchu, Peru-- April 15-25, 2011. The tour includes Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca. The itinerary is included in this article.
Ecuadorian Food: New Video! Crispy critters, anyone? Extreme eating Ecuadorian style. Several of us chowed down on sautéed grubs and beetles, specially prepared for us by Blanca. Lest you doubt we actually did eat them, here’s the blog with the video.
Cotacachi/Imbabura Real Estate Tour and Introduction to Ecuador Course: Are you contemplating moving to Ecuador or investing in Ecuador real estate? You’ll see our current real estate listings and learn how to wisely invest. We include our informative workshop, Introduction to Ecuador, in this tour, so you’ll receive 2 tours for one low price, only $299 per person.
Next Real Estate Tour date: November 11, 12 & 13, 2010
2011 Real Estate Tour dates:January 13, 14 & 15 and March 17, 18, 19. View the tour webpage and sign up.
Cotacachi Real Estate for Sale: An adobe and brick casita in Jardines Pichivi. Approximately 1600 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Jacuzzi tub, some hardwood floors. Comes with about 247 square feet of laundry/storage. The casita has lots of green space with a small forested area nearby. Very idyllic. Furniture, including draperies, is also available for sale.
Ecuador Faces: Babies