LETTER  from  Ecuador – Banos de Agua Santa

LETTER from Ecuador – Banos de Agua Santa

  March 15th, 2015. Ecuador has one of the greatest volcanic densities in the world with thirty active volcanoes giving rise to continuous seismic activity.  Of these, there are ten volcanoes that are highly active and this includes Tungurahua,  five miles outside of...
Letter from Quito, Ecuador –  GOTCHA !!

Letter from Quito, Ecuador – GOTCHA !!

Originally published March 29th, 2014. Letter from Quito,Ecuador:  GOTCHA  !! When I arrived in the Old Town in Quito, I noticed a lot of tourists wearing their backpacks as front packs – was this a fashion statement or a red flag that I failed to notice ? Did I...
Letter from Ecuador   –   GUAYAQUIL

Letter from Ecuador – GUAYAQUIL

March 20th, 2014 Guayaquil is the financial heart of Ecuador, a large, vibrant, sprawling Port City, with a population of three million people.  Founded in 1537,unlike Quito and Cuenca with historic Colonial architecture, it lacks a  Colonial section as this was...
Cementerio de San Francisco and other Thoughts

Cementerio de San Francisco and other Thoughts

March 2nd 2014 Cemetery  of San Francisco,  Quito,  Historical Center. No logic in Death !! Cemeteries are fascinating places, warehouses of  history, with memorials displaying architecture for the After Life  in memory of those buried within their walls.    Highgate...
Letter from Quito, Ecuador

Letter from Quito, Ecuador

Originally published: February 25th, 2014. LETTER from QUITO, ECUADOR. Centro Historico. I am staying in a Posada on a narrow cobblestone street, a five minute walk from the Independence Plaza, also known as the Grand Plaza, in Quito, the Capital City of Ecuador. This...