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Friday, December 2, 2016

Changes at InterNations Quito. December 2016.

More events, from one per month Get-Together toward two per month Get-Together starting early December 2016. 
More Ambassadors, InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities. to organize more events now there are four Ambassadors.
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Hey all, so first of all this is our first event as Ambassadors (Andrés and Gaby), so we all be doing our best to do some fun and warm events from now on. We'll be supporting Alba and María Elena and organize the first monthly event from now on while they will continue organizing one later in the month.
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Entrance fee increaseFrom the description of event on Wed, Nov 23 "InterNations Event with a Great Presentation about Ecuador"
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Please note: In order to cover the costs of our InterNations Events and maintain the high quality, we decided to increase the entrance fee to $10 for Albatross members and $20 for Basic members. This is in alignment with InterNations HQ and a reasonable step to react to the increased prices in general. And of course we still want to offer you great deals with welcome drinks and appetizers! Hope you enjoy them! 
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Small groups talking to each other not welcome anymore? All dance and sing together! From the description of event "Let's Celebrate Quito's Festivities at Strawberry Fields" on Wed 07 Dec 18:30 - 23:00
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We all do ice breaking sessions so everyone gets to know each other, we don't like just small groups talking to each other and of course we all put some classical music during Quito's Festivities (Chulla Quiteño?), so we can all dance and sing together and get to know each other in a fun way.
And finally if we all choose we can go dance after 11pm somewhere else at the area! 
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Keep your intentions quiet and be discreet from now on, sometimes-cranky female chief-organizers are watching you!
From ExpatExchange Ecuador forum
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Internations has announced it is bumping up its Expat-friendly meetups here from one per month to two, starting in early December. However, the sometimes-cranky female chief-organizer of Internations/Quito is on a crusade to keep men-seeking-women activity to a minimum -- even wants to purge these ‘buscadores.’
So keep any such intentions quiet and be discreet at the Xmas party.
Google: Internations Quito events
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Private opinion, Quito InterNations member
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I attended this week’s Internations event on Wednesday (November 23) night.
I noticed....
...only about 35 people attended on Wednesday, whereas previous events this year drew more than twice that amount. I suspect the drop-off in attendance is due to 
(1) higher pricing -- collecting $25 from non-members is quite a boost... 
(2) the announced plan to have a 45-minute presentation from EC tourist officials, which reduces schmoozing and intermingling, and possibly 
(3) previous comments by one of Ambassadors discouraging male/female mingling. 
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Night in the plazas of Centro Historico Quito. December 2016.

Night in the plazas of Centro Historico Quito, four important events on Monday, December 5th.
4 p.m. Plaza de Santo Domingo: Fiesta de pueblo y tropical
7 p.m. Parque Urbano Cumandá: Fiesta electrónica Marsatac
7 p.m. Plaza Grande: Serenata Quiteña 
8 p.m. Plaza del Teatro: Fiesta flamenca 
http://www.calendariocultural.org/fiestas-quito/
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Noche de las Plazas el 5 de diciembre
Es uno de los eventos destacados de las fiestas que se reeditará el 5 de diciembre en el Centro Histórico con la siguiente programación:
16:00: Fiestas de Pueblo y Tropical en la plaza de Santo Domingo
19:00: Fiesta Electrónica Marsatac, en Cumaná Parque Urbano
19:00: Serenata Quiteña, en la plaza Grande
20:00: Fiesta Flamenca, en la plaza del Teatro




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Friday, November 25, 2016

Season of Christmas bazaars in Quito. November 2016

Committee of fellow Russian invites you to our table with traditional RUSSIAN souvenirs in the Christmas Bazaar organized by the German ladies.
Comité de compatriotas Rusos les invita a nuestra mesa con cosas tradicionales RUSAS en el Bazar Navideño organizado por las Damas Alemanas. 
Комитет Соотечественников приглашает посетить наш стенд c русскими сувенирами на Новогоднем Базаре Немецких Дам.
Photo Zemlyaki: the Russian stand. November 26, 2016

What: Bazar de Navidad 2016 
When: Saturday, Nov 26,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Iglesia Católica Alemana Sankt Michael
Av Eloy Alfaro y Rio Coca




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