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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year Eve in Quito, Ecuador. January 2019.

New Year Eve in Quito. My neighbor's daughter made a monigote. 

Monigote is a paper mache dummy, it has a simple meaning: out with the old and in with the new. The monigotes tradition in Ecuador dates back more than a century.
We went to the little store at the end of our apartment building and placed our monigote to their pile of dummies.
The family who owns and operates tienda has few little kids, so our monigotes were sooo pretty and kids oriented, no heavy stuff!
Here they are, burning.

Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cost of living in Quito, Ecuador: shopping at the farmer market. December 2018.

There is one of the biggest farmer markets in Quito within walking distance of my apartment building. 
On my recent shopping trip at the market I came home with two bags worth of chicken, pork, fish, shrimp and fruits and only spent $34 bucks. I usually get my shopping from the same merchants.


That is how fish (and pork and poultry) sold at this market, without refrigeration.
Fruit stands at my favorite market.


The whole fish $7


 This fillet fish cost $5 

Shrimp: one pound $5

Chicken $1.30 per pound

Pork $2.50 per pound
Pineapple $1.50

Pomegranate $1
Pack of blueberries, $1.50, that I bought on this trip to the market were consumed before I had a chance to take picture.

Total for the items above $34

2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for sale.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CHRISTMAS family event in Quito, Ecuador. December 2018.

What:  CHRISTMAS family event
Where: Alliance Academy International
When: December 14th at 5:30pm
CHRISTMAS BLISS - Join us for this special family event! Come experience a little bit of American tradition and let's enjoy the Christmas spirit together.
Fun games • Photos with Santa • Delicious Baked Goods for sale • Photobooth • Ugly Sweater Contest • Christmas Carols • Beautiful Christmas lights • Community and more...
When? December 14th at 5:30pm
Tickets $3 per person - includes everything but refreshments.
you may get tickets at the door

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for sale.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms