My Ecuador Journal

My Ecuador Journal

  • 2 April 2023 at 5:22 pm ET5.1 min
    2 April 2023 at 5:22 pm ET

    We lose power when it rains. Every time. There’s a saying in our barrio: cuando hay lluvia, no hay luz. When there is rain, there is no light.

    We lose power when it rains. Every time. There’s a saying in our barrio: cuando hay lluvia, no hay luz. When there is rain, there is no light.

  • 22 January 2023 at 3:56 pm ET4.6 min
    22 January 2023 at 3:56 pm ET

    Now that pandemic restrictions are lifted, Chantal and I are on the road again. This time to our beloved Otavalo, with friends from Calgary.

    Now that pandemic restrictions are lifted, Chantal and I are on the road again. This time to our beloved Otavalo, with friends from Calgary.

  • 8 January 2023 at 4:45 pm ET8.4 min
    8 January 2023 at 4:45 pm ET

    My annual review of our retirement experience in Ecuador. It's still the adventure of our lives. But there are quirks you have to accept.

    My annual review of our retirement experience in Ecuador. It's still the adventure of our lives. But there are quirks you have to accept.

  • 4 December 2022 at 7:46 pm ET5.5 min
    4 December 2022 at 7:46 pm ET

    Chantal and I live in San Clemente now. This is our first Christmas among Ecuadorians. If last night is any indication, we’re in for a treat.

    Chantal and I live in San Clemente now. This is our first Christmas among Ecuadorians. If last night is any indication, we’re in for a treat.

  • 14 November 2022 at 6:12 pm ET6.8 min
    14 November 2022 at 6:12 pm ET

    As I very quickly discovered, e-commerce in Ecuador is not at all the same thing as it is in Canada or the States. Three reasons why.

    As I very quickly discovered, e-commerce in Ecuador is not at all the same thing as it is in Canada or the States. Three reasons why.

  • 28 September 2022 at 4:22 pm ET6.9 min
    28 September 2022 at 4:22 pm ET

    It should go without saying that you never hand cash to a tránsito, in broad view of everyone driving past. And yet, that’s precisely what I did.

    It should go without saying that you never hand cash to a tránsito, in broad view of everyone driving past. And yet, that’s precisely what I did.