A Joining of Civilizations–Ecuador’s Only Inca Ruins
Jun19

A Joining of Civilizations–Ecuador’s Only Inca Ruins

While living in Cuenca, Ecuador, we heard about the only Inca ruins in Ecuador.  I love visiting ruins, and these are a bit unique, so I couldn’t resist.  A local Spanish teacher was taking a group of people on a day trip that sounded wonderful, and we decided to join her and a handful of tourists. We began the day with a trip to some Cañari ruins on a small mountain known as Cojitambo.  The Cañari were a pre-Incan civilization...

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A slice of paradise on Ecuador’s coast
Jun18

A slice of paradise on Ecuador’s coast

We came to this area for Tigger to take some surfing lessons.  We “discovered” this little beach town (Olón) while staying at a nearby resort and immediately fell in love with it and moved there after our stay at the resort was done.  Tigger and I both agreed this town has made it onto our list of places we’d live longer term. In this photo I loved the juxtaposition of the thatched cabañas, the awnings for people...

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The good life of the Ecuadorian coast
Jun13

The good life of the Ecuadorian coast

I thought this view would be really cool to share with you.  It′s from our room at the Samai Lodge outside of Olón,...

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Tigger photo Wednesday
Jun06

Tigger photo Wednesday

Tigger took this at the open-air market and thought you would all enjoy seeing it. (Next time he has to do his own description!)

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A taste of indigenous Ecuador
Jun04

A taste of indigenous Ecuador

We recently went to visit Cañari (pre-Incan) and Incan ruins outside of Cuenca. This photo is a door an indigenous home.  One of the most photogenic doors I’ve ever seen. For more photos of Cuenca and some of the nearby ruins, check out our Facebook...

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Monday photo
May07

Monday photo

This was taken during our time at the Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, Ecuador.  I saw the shadows and thought this just might make a good picture.  What do you...

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