CITIZEN JOURNALISM - My Observations of Living in Olon

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – My Observations of Living in Olon

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 By Mark Bradbury. Photos: Courtesy of Mark Bradbury These are my observations just after I arrived in Olon: Wednesday, November 18, 2015. It’s been almost three weeks since I landed here in Ecuador, and so far, things are going well. I had some early culture shock, having never visited this country
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM - La Cultura de la Bahia de Manabi

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – La Cultura de la Bahia de Manabi

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. By Mark Bradbur. Photos: Courtesy of Mark Bradbury The Bahía Culture (500 BC – 500 AD) was a pre-Columbian culture of Ecuador, originating in what is now the Manabí Province on the Pacific Coast, and spread from Bahía de Caráquez to the Andean foothills to the east. Their ceramic tradition was one of the first found north of the Andes.
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HEALTH TIPS – Motivation to Start an Exercise Program

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. Sponsor By: Bienestar y Salud en tus Manos. Photo: FoxGym Cuenca. It can be difficult to start an exercise program and even more difficult to maintain it. To get started, you should first determine your initial level of fitness: weight, the time it takes to walk one mile (1.6 km), how
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COVER STORY - Blue Box Insurance. Expats #1 Choice

COVER STORY – Blue Box Insurance. Expats #1 Choice.

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 By: Sara Canez. Photos: Courtesy of Blue Box When looking to buy Insurance in Cuenca, the best option is Blue Box Insurance.  Blue Box Insurance was awarded “Best Insurance Agency” this year in GringoPost, and is most deserving of this award. Not only is Blue Box one of the top 10
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TRAVEL & ADVENTURE – Paradise Found – Ecuador’s Sacred Valley and the Secret of Eternal Youth

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE – Paradise Found – Ecuador’s Sacred Valley and the Secret of Eternal Youth

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 03 By Jeff Salz Photos: Courtesy of Jeff Salz If you are looking for a magnificent escape—easy, safe, sane, serene and comfortable—to regain your mental health in these crazy-making times, the Izhcayluma Ecolodge is the place to “be.” To “do”—not so much. But that’s the whole idea. “Nothing happens here,” boasts founder
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM - Coastal Community Action Groups

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Coastal Community Action Groups

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 02.  By Henry G Noël Photos: Henry G Noël We may never know the extent of the impact resulting from the numerous and conflicting policy changes enacted by local and federal governments to justify their reaction to the 2020 pandemic called Covid-19. Regardless of whether you are a pro-government-reaction or antigovernment-reaction, one
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HEALTH TIPS - Did you know?

HEALTH TIPS – Did you know?

Introducing a new monthly feature: HEALTH TIPS. Many expats practice a healthier lifestyle since relocating to Ecuador. Excising more, and eating better with plenty of inexpensive and readily available fresh fruits and vegetables.  In addition, most of us need at times to augment our diets with supplements.  So, each month, we’ll be highlighting something new
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM -Recue on the Beach

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – RESCUE ON THE BEACH

COASTAL, ON-LINE ISSUE 02 By Mark Bradbury I start most days in Olon with a walk on the beach; it’s a great place to set your mind straight and get yourself in a good mood. After a good breakfast, I head to the beach. One day, I was poking along, looking for interesting things when
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