Goodbye Ecuador. We love you.
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
― Fred Rogers
James Whittall2019-09-06T18:22:27+00:0024 August 2019|Beginning of Something, Mirador San Jose|
What you imagine is that your home will be built along the same lines as any other single-family dwelling in Canada. This is entirely delusional.
James Whittall2019-08-24T16:14:03+00:0011 August 2019|Beginning of Something|
As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Ours remained valid until a magnitude 7.8 destroyed much of the coast.
James Whittall2019-09-06T18:16:37+00:004 August 2019|Beginning of Something|
The lot we purchased from HolaEcuador was a first real step toward retirement. In two years, we would have a villa on the Pacific coast of Ecuador.
James Whittall2019-09-13T12:44:41+00:0028 July 2019|Beginning of Something|
That evening, we watched Manta retreat behind us as the sun set over the ocean. I felt a sincere pang of regret for leaving too soon.
James Whittall2019-09-13T12:44:18+00:0028 July 2019|Beginning of Something|
Geoglyphs, ancient mummies, expansive plateau vistas, impressive ranges, and palm oases straight from a romance novel. We were immediately spellbound.
James Whittall2019-09-13T12:43:57+00:0028 July 2019|Beginning of Something|
We saw the colonial city from a bus window. The rest is a haze of roadside trash, black belches of diesel exhaust, and dour-looking barrios.