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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

InterNations Live Music Event at La Tokata. Quito, Ecuador. August 2018.

InterNations Live Music Event at La Tokata
When: Thursday, July 26,  7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Where: "La Tokata" Av. Eloy Alfaro N34-421 y Portugal, Quito
Entrance fee
Premium Member    $8
Basic Member         $18
Not signed up for event $23

This is what you'll get:
- 2 drinks
- 3 rounds of Empanadillas
- Live Music Band
- Rumba Dance therapy
- Country music choreography
- Music with a DJ to enjoy the rest of the night
- Speed Networking
Let's celebrate the beginning of summer with a special live music event thanks to Irene Rosenfeld, owner of the bar and InterNations member, who is going to give us several activities just for us for pretty good prices. Her classic rock and blues music band, Plash will play music just for us and before that we all have several fun activities like Rumba Dance Therapy and a Country Music Choreography to have a very fun night and a different way to get to know each other. And after the live music is finished we have a DJ that will play music for the rest of the night.Included in the fee are also several drinks and appetizers.
We've been before to this cool venue. Tokata bar is a very nice bar to socialize at Eloy Alfaro bar and restaurant area. 
As usual we have, included with the entrance fee, some Appetizers (3 Rounds of Empanadillas) and 2 welcome drinks (Beer / Vodka / Whisky).

We can continue to do some ice breaking sessions - mainly speed networking (optional to participate). This is not speed dating so you can bring your business cards if you want, so everyone gets to know each other and nobody stands alone.

19:00: - Meeting Starts, ask for your welcome drink
20:15 - Speed Networking so everyone gets to meet, bring you business cards if you wish (Optional to Participate, lasts for 25 to 30 minutes max)
20:30: Appetizers Served
20:40 - Rumba Therapy and Country Music Choreography
21:15 -Live Music Band, Plash, Classic Rock Band and Blues
22:15 - DJ party to dance at the bar (optional to dance, you can just stay chatting with other IN members)

Tokata Bar has some spots for parking or there is parking outside, the area is safe as there are lots of bars and restaurants in the area with lots of guards around. 
So lets make new friends in this special month with the InterNations Community and lets have some FUN!!!

Gabriela Camacho Suarez and Andres Dominguez
InterNations Ambassadors Quito

2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cost of exterior repairs in Quito, Ecuador. June 2018.

Since 2010 when it was new construction, the apartment building where I live had some tear and wear and it was time for repairs.
Below are photos Before and After.



The terrace was worn out as well


After (this terrace wall costed $140 to repair and to paint, inside of terrace and outside. The opposite wall, same width cost $140 as well, long wall connecting them cost $200)


After (my part of terrace 83 square meters and this brown tower - $600 to repair and to paint)
The terrace floor had cracks. Crack's were repaired and floor were painted with waterproof paint.

Cost of repairing and painting of three terrace walls: work and materials was $480. Repairing and painting of terrace floor and little brown tower - $600. The architect came over to do an estimate (free) and the next day he sent a laborer who did all these work under his supervision. 
After this work was done I asked the architect to arrange window washing, sealing in between outside window perch and the window with silicone and to paint outside window perch. I have living  room window, the biggest, two kitchen windows, hall window and bedrooms windows - total was $150. 
Viva Ecuador!

Bonus photo. Life in Quito, Ecuador - behind fence AND electric fence. Outside of fenced apartment building is garbage container, overflowed, because lately the municipal equipment, special garbage trucks, are mostly damaged. 

2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Russian family day in Quito, Ecuador. June 2018.

What: Traditional family day
Where: Parque Metropolitano sector 4
When: on Sunday, June 24th at 11:30 a.m.

Уважаемые соотечественники!
Приглашаем Вас на традиционный День Семьи, который будет проходить 24 июня 2018 года в 11:30 в парке Метрополитано на 4-ом участке.
Входной билет на встречу, по цене 5 долларов, будет продаваться непосредственно на участке. Детям до 10 лет вход бесплатный.
Будем очень благодарны желающим дополнить наше меню (салаты, десерт…)
Парковка при входе в парк. Беременные женщины, пожилые люди (от 65 лет), по предъявлению подтверждающего документа, могут проехать до стоянки возле администрации парка, откуда уже идти значительно ближе.
Убедительная просьба не приводить собак.
Ждем Вас!
С уважением КСОРС.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, totally remodeled
Centro Historico furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info