Monthly Archives January 2014

Christmas in Ecuador: Nativity Scenes on Crack


Could It Be the Fumes from Cotopaxi, or the “Cocaine Tea”? Either Way Christmas in Ecuador is Very Special

Having been an expat family for the past four years, we are used to going with the flow and celebrating holidays in new ways, skipping treasured festivals completely, and learning about new holiday traditions. For example, each Christmas in Argentina we participated in the elaborate tradition of staying up late and keeping our tired kids awake until midnight, then sneaking in the presents and pretending Santa had just flown off – followed inevitably by the frightened screams of our sleepy toddlers who apparently were not at all overjoyed when faced with the reality of a strange fat man sneaking around our house at night.

This past holiday season found us on the road, overlanding fro...

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