Life as an Expat…the bumps, the bothers, the beauty

Archive for October, 2007

Living in Cuenca 3

October 18, 2007 By: admin Category: Cuenca, Ecuador No Comments →

My first two weeks here have been a bit overwhelming primarily because I brought my 75 pound Belgian Shepherd with me. First, Copa (and the travel agent at Viajes David in Panama) made the mistake of telling me I had no choice but to send her cargo due to her weight. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! (more…)

Living in Cuenca 2

October 17, 2007 By: admin Category: Baseball, Cuenca, Ecuador, Politics No Comments →

I begin this second week thinking about how the wonders of the world famous Geisha coffee are lost on me. Now my son aspires to snobbery in all things consumable, but me? I just love what I love and right now, I’m thrilling on Lojano coffee at $2 a pound. When I left NYC, I was concerned about the loss of great dark roast coffee, great parmesan cheese and access to Yankee Stadium to see games in person. (more…)

Living in Cuenca 1

October 10, 2007 By: admin Category: Cuenca, Eating & Drinking, Ecuador 1 Comment →

I’ve been in Ecuador one week today, however, it’s my 5th day in Cuenca after spending the first 48 hours in Aduana Hell. Rather than go into that today, to keep my sanity I did indeed spew in more detail than anyone needs to know. I write because I have to. Writing is my therapy which means not everything is or should be for public consumption, however, moving past the indulgence of release, there is a lot of info packed into my spews that might just save someone else a lot of headache (and money), particularly if you’re bringing a dog to Ecuador. So don’t say you haven’t been warned, but if you’re still interested, click here for those spews. (more…)

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