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Monday, July 25, 2016

Trip to Pasto,Colombia: Cafe de la Baca, Garden cemetery in Tulcán. Ecuador. July 2016.

My neighbor, her daughter and co-worker planned trip to Pasto, Colombia since January. The trip was to do some sightseeing and to shop in Colombia. The Revolución Ciudadana going on in Ecuador, turned out to be super expensive and merchandise in E stores cost more than in neighboring countries, more than in US, due to high tariffs and countless taxes.
So, my neighbor decided to combine pleasure with business in Colombia and offered me to join them. Off we went on some Thursday in July. After almost two hours of driving we stopped at Cafe de la baca,  it's not just restaurant, it's a destination worth visiting.
http://www.elcafedelavaca.com/
TripadvisorCafe_de_la_Vaca-Quito

In Tulcán, the capital of the province of Carchi in Ecuador, situated right on the border between Ecuador and Colombia, we visited the Topiary Garden Cemetery.
amusingplanet_topiary-garden-cemetery-of-tulcan

Photo By Diego Delso


Photo By Celine Massa
to be continued: 
Crossing the Rumichaca Bridge by car
Road from Ipiales to Pasto
Changing dollars to Colombian pesos



Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

InterNations Quito July Event At Sophia's Restaurant. Quito, Ecuador. July 2016.

Message from InterNations Ambassadors Quito
We are excited to invite you to our Mediterranean-International Event on July 22! 
Why Mediterranean? Because we will start with a variety of Greek appetizers on the terrace of Sophia's Restaurant and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while networking with other global minds.
Why international? Because later on we'll enjoy some international music and all of you will hear at least 1-2 popular songs from your countries. A DJ will make sure this will be a night to remember!
If you would like to have dinner at the restaurant before the event starts, please get in touch with Sophia's directly. They'll be happy to serve you some more of their delicious food. You can also get a menu there during the event.

We look forward to this wonderful Friday night with all amazing InterNations members in Quito!

Alba and María Elena 

WHEN: Fri 22 Jul 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
WHAT: Mediterranean Night at Sophia
WHERE: Gral Roca N33-29 y Bosmediano a una cuadra de la 6 de diciembre, Quito
Entrance fee
 Albatross Member            $10
Basic Member                   $20
Not signed up for event     $25
- a variety of appetizers only prepared for you!
- Networking, delicious food and drinks and DJ later on!
- a great time with fellow expats and global minds!




Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
For booking, pictures and more info
http://quitorental.blogspot.com 

History repeats itself. Ecuador. July 2016.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 
Lenin, the father of the Russian revolution, worked on his theories for a popular uprising while living in Geneva,Switzerland(1914 - 1917). He was financed by wealthy financiers in London and New York. Lenin returned to Russia from exile on Apr 16, 1917.
The result: revolution, repression, suppression, genocide, deficit of everything, wars.

100 years later, different continent, different country, we have civil revolution (La Revolución Ciudadana) going on and London somehow present in this revolution..and Lenin is in Geneva, Switzerland. .again.. 

God help us!