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Periódicos

Periódicos

She was always there. Every Sunday morning she came at the same time. It was during my early days in Ecuador, when I walked in the area, that we met. I studied her and familiarized myself with her mannerisms. She was a disabled person. Her handicap was the inability...

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On the edge

On the edge

I enjoy the lift that a freshly cut vase of flowers imparts to its environment. All flowers are enjoyable in the sense they elevate my mood. I enjoy the almost imperceptibly delicate to somewhat heavy perfumes they emit. Then, there are the shapes and the colors that...

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The resurrection of Cuenca’s El Vado neighborhood

The resurrection of Cuenca’s El Vado neighborhood

Cuenca street artists who enjoy painting large-scale pieces are familiar with El Vado. Bajada del Vado is famed for the often dramatic street art climbing the steep draw, some crumbling even more rapidly than the wall they use as a canvas. The plazoleta itself, a...

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Cuenca couple reaps the rich harvest of hard work

Cuenca couple reaps the rich harvest of hard work

I don’t recall writing a business story that didn’t include coffee or food and this one is no different. This time the tale takes an unexpected turn to detail how a couple succeeded in replenishing a portion of a diminishing well that is essential to us all. All...

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Fiery companions

Fiery companions

The first time I ever “brushed up against” Ecuador was before I had ever conceived of living here. The experience was one of happenstance. It ignited an interest, an itch, that was satisfied in Edie and I moving to the southern hemisphere. Let me tell you how it...

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Combating my expat fears of moving to France in 2021

Combating my expat fears of moving to France in 2021

By Erin Colton-Enberg  I have have the same fears and anxieties I had before moving to Colombia five years ago. But now, it's off to France. While the thought of moving to Europe, even France, has always been a romantic dream for many, it never had been in my plans....

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