Colombian Music on the Streets of Cotacachi


A Colombian family sets up shop on the streets of Cotacachi in Ecuador, a town that seems to be drawing in more and more American and European expats and retirees. Known as a leather town, people flock here for fabulous leather ‘goods’, most of which have modern designs, but at reasonable prices. Italy, eat your heart out. And while you’re strolling, you can be entertained in the streets, in this case Colombian music in the north of Ecuador.

Pro-Ecuador’s description, which is pretty close to how I experienced this charming town: Cotacachi is a meld of “edificios” with red and brown tiled roofs and multi-colored walls. There is an imposing cathedral topped by a bright-colored statue of Jesus. Turning right off the PanAm, the town is a brief three-kilometer ride that winds its way past verdant pastures, dramatic ravines and a leisurely flowing stream where cows graze, watched by an assortment of children and dogs.

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Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

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