Tag Archives: Ecuador

Fall 2015 Newsletter

(Want to read the pdf/print version?  Click here.) I (Scott) recently had the opportunity to fly into the jungle of eastern Ecuador with a Reach Beyond work team that is helping a small indigenous community build a water system.  Instead … 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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Cost of Living, Part 1

Ever wonder if it’s really cheaper to live in Ecuador than the U.S.?  After nine months, the answer is, “yes . . . and no.” Some things are cheaper: medical expenses, rent, utilities, tropical fruit, services (maids, haircuts, clothes mending, custom … Continue reading

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When You Give a Stranger Your Camera

On the Pichincha ridge high above Quito we asked a random passer-by to take a photo of the three of us.  Being creative, he lifted the camera high above his head to get more of Quito in the background.  What … Continue reading

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Quilotoa & Chugchilán

Our monthly get-out-of-Quito trip in April was to Lake Quilotoa, a crater lake 171 kilometers (106 miles) away.  We stayed two nights in a hostel in Chugchilán, one of the villages close to the lake. Our trip there involved 1) … Continue reading

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