Category Archives: Quito

Microbusiness/Microempresa #1: Francisco

  This is Francisco (a Colombian) and he is one of the friendliest people on the way to work. He gets up at 3:15 a.m. to prepare tamales and sells them from his pickup on the street in front of where Jody … Continue reading

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Living at high altitude

Here is my (Scott) translation of this alert from the Ministry of Public Health.  Note that the scale below the house says that no protection is needed at levels 1 or 2, protection is needed at levels 3 through 7, … Continue reading

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Earthquake!

It’s too early to write a comprehensive post about last night’s 7.8 earthquake about 100 miles from us off the Ecuador coast.  But I (Jody) have just a few reflections. What we experienced Just after sunset, we felt a gentle rocking … Continue reading

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Iglesia Dios es Fiel

We’ve been attending a large church, Dios es Fiel (“God is Faithful”) for over a year now and enjoying it a lot.  Last Sunday the church celebrated its tenth anniversary, which was great fun.  At the end of the service … Continue reading

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Touch the Sky (Toca el Cielo)

  We live on the flanks of Pichincha, a stratovolcano that soars to 15,696 feet above sea level.  Saturday I (Scott) decided to hike (not ride) up Teleférico to a viewpoint about 13,450 above sea level.  There is no posted trail but … Continue reading

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June 2015 Newsletter

  And we’ve had our first U.S. visitor! Read about his visit (and more) in our latest newsletter; just click below: pdf printable version newsletter html mobile device version newsletter Sign up for our email newsletter  

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Cost of Living, Part 2: Health Care

When our youngest son Simon visited us for three weeks last month, we did a bit of medical tourism. He had a sebaceous cyst on his eyelid (which had been growing for about a year and a half).  Our mission … Continue reading

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