Submitted on 2012/09/19 at 11:33 am
Sorry for not being in touch for a while. No, no blog yet – maybe soon. The hostal has difficulties with the famous wifi, sorry for not being much in touch in the last few days. I will report more details soon, writing from an internet shop now, on a Spanish keyboard.
Just to let you know – I decided to make an offer on a cute little house owned by a Canadian couple; it has a beautiful garden full of hummingbirds and a view of the two volcanos (or is it volcanoes?), Cotacachi and Imbabura. I should know if my offer was accepted in some 15 minutes. Bitting my nails now… asking myself “am I crazy, what am I doing” and similar questions.
I also found a few local restaurants where the food is not bland: Aji de Piedra, Casa de Turista, Daniels. Gringos, eat local food! Owner of Aji de Piedra told me that many Americans want only one thing: chicken, fries and salad. How un-adventurous! By the way, try jugo de mora (mora juice) – delicious!
I also want to encourage everyone who wants to live in South America – learn Spanish (or Portuguese if you think about Brazil)! It really is possible, and will get you out of the “gringos ghetto”, or the gated communities, where the gringos steam in their own juice. Not very healthy, in my opinion.
OK, time to make a call and find out about my offer. I will write again soon!Submitted on 2012/09/19 at 3:08 pm
OK, my offer, after a small increase, was accepted. It´s almost done…I´m coming to live here in November, unless something totally unpredictable happens. I´m going to have a STRONG drink now…
More to come soon.
Wow, this girl does not fool around! Join me in congratulating her on taking some bold, decisive action. And giving me a little bit of a complex in the process.