Tag Archives: Quito

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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Facebook: January-April 2015

For me (Jody), posting on Facebook is so much easier than blogging, so you can guess what I do when I have some random happening to share!  So I’m going to cheat and use some of my Facebook posts and … Continue reading

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March 2015 Newsletter

What feels familiar to us here in Quito and what feels very different?  Click below to find out: Print version newsletter (pdf) Mobile-device version newsletter (html) Sign up form for email newsletter

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A riddle. Un acertijo.

Here are four pictures I (Scott) took last month.  Can you figure out what is so unusual? Saqué (Scott) estas cuatro fotos el mes pasado.  ¿Puede averiguar por qué ellas son inusuales?          Having trouble?  I’ll give you some … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 – Verano 2014

Yes, we know it’s not summer anymore, but we want to catch up with some of our summer events.  Sí, sabemos no es verano, pero queremos contar nuestras noticias. First, we’re not in Costa Rica at language school any longer; we … Continue reading

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