Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bullfights: Ethics, Culture and Politics

The bullfight displays much more appreciation for the bull itself than most people offer to the steak on their plate before they eat it. Continue reading

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Ode to Bruno’s year in Ecuador

Bruno is about to leave Ecuador, taking the first step in our move to Indonesia.  In honor of the year he has spent living here and all his many visits before, I have compiled some of his most Ecuadorian experiences … Continue reading

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Training for tourism

In 1908, under President Eloy Alfaro, Ecuador’s railroad from Guayaquil to Quito was finished. It was widely known as the most difficult railroad in the world. Some 2,500 workers died building it, including one of its chief engineers (John Harman, an American … Continue reading

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