Scott Fugit retired recently to study leisure, travel writing and Ecuador. His goal is to bring real experiences and entertainment to articles relevant to expat life. He and his photographer wife Dee are Cuenca wanna-bees. Contact him at Fugit@mindspring.com.You can read Scott’s other articles here.
Articles by Scott Fugit :
As we completed introductions and I turned to go to our room, the ornate crystal chandelier caught me just above the left eyebrow. Both my hat and luggage hit the… “It sure doesn’t look like the brochure, I thought the condo was in a nicer neighborhood.” It’s a common refrain, the modern internet version of “a picture is worth a… “Gringos!” I turned around and looked. She was behind us and across the street, dressed in a school uniform, mid-teens, surrounded by laughing friends – all girls. My wife and… It was one of those rare conversations that starts innocently enough. As we waited at the crosswalk for traffic to zip past, I said something about the bicycle he was… By Scott Fugit Photos by Dee Fugit Original art by Terrilynn Dubreuil I am a tired explorer at the end of a long day. My legs are heavy after hours… By Scott Fugit “Jaime is a very safe driver,” Bill assured me – or was it Bob – as he pulled the napkin out from under his fourth margarita and… By Scott Fugit All photos by Dee Fugit I always get nervous when I suddenly see flashing police lights, right on our bumper, at two in the morning. It’s natural.… “I’m Asian, and I didn’t want to end up in a camp — they’ve done it before,” after a second glass of wine, a Cuenca expat is quietly telling me… By Scott Fugit Photos by Dee Fugit The year was 2006, when a landmark event occurred in my life as a coffee drinker. Surrounded by the plush lobby of the… By Scott Fugit Photos by Dee Fugit At first glance, I just knew the poor critter was dead. Laying in the street against the curb, three feet from speeding traffic,…