New Movies from Ecuador

New Movies from Ecuador

Movies from Ecuador are hot! Not only in Ecuador. There is an Ecuatorian Film Festival in New York just in this moment. Production support from the Goberment has increased. Film-educated Ecuadorians abroad have returned. Here are some interesting movies from the...

But Lonely George wasn’t dead

But Lonely George wasn’t dead

I knew George when he lived. It may have been in the year 2009 or in 2010, I met him at the Galapagos. He must have been more than 100 years at then. The giant tortoise Lonely George / George Solitario was the very, very last of its kind. And he was it the last 40...

Don Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros

Don Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros

He has beaten the record and now he has his name is n the Guinness Book of Records. Alfonso Espinoza is Ecuador's TVs Methuselah. He has always been there. Nobody remembers when he first appeared. If people guess they can say he certainly is 100 years. In fact he is...

An Earthquake in Quito

An Earthquake in Quito

First there was one measured at 5.1. on the Richter scale. Immediately after this came another on 4.1. It came in the afternoon yesterday just  when we were bathing the baby. First, we registered that the water moved. So we felt that the floor was moving. We live on...

Cotacachi

Cotacachi

Cotocachi is a small town in the Andes with a Native American name no one longer knows what mean. Geographically it is located in the Imbabura province north of Quito, not far from Otavalo with its famous Indian market. Cotacachi is one of the preferred locations for...

Otavalo

Otavalo

High up in the mountains, in a place where you would think no one could live, we find the shoppers' paradise. The small town of Otavalo is a few hours drive north of Quito. The facts tell us that it is 2550 meters above sea level and the citizens count 31ooo souls....

President Rafael Correa reelected

President Rafael Correa reelected

The votes are counted after the election February 13th and the voters decision is very clear. President Correa got 56.5 percent of the votes in the presidential election and his party Alianca Pais got two-thirds of the seats in the parliament. Otherwise,  the old...

The New Quito Airport

The New Quito Airport

The old airport became to small. Furthermore there was right in the middle of the city. From today the flights to Qutio will go elsewhere. The new one is located in Tabalela, 42 miles away. Many are unhappy with having to travel so far. To get to the old one, it was...

Christmas in Ecuador

Christmas in Ecuador

The big difference between Christmas in Ecuador and Christmas in Northern Europe and the US is the absence of must-do-things. Here on latitude zero, we mustn't bake seven varieties for Christmas, have a Christmas tree, eat rib on Christmas Eve or see the silver boys...

Who will be the next president of Ecuador?

Who will be the next president of Ecuador?

The candidates and the political organizations are mobilizing in front of the election in february 2013.  Will there be a change or will Correa be reelected as president? The actual president Rafael Correa will certainly present his candidature for proceeding his...