Videos tagged with "heat"
Gualaceo Ecuador [04:17]
Just 28 Km. east of Cuenca and a world apart. The roads out of Cuenca are wide and modern, but very quickly narrow to a single lane and steep sides of bare rock and lush vegetation. Passing over small, fast, running rivers and streams, the air is clear and crisp, as we get closer to Gualaceo. The architecture of Cuenca is left behind, and we move into buildings that remind me of Austria and northern Italy. As we approach the city, I see that it is placed in a valley that has a single river running into it. The steep sides have buildings clinging onto the hillsides, and the valley fades away between two mountains. There were no low clouds or haze from pollution obstructing my view. I can see how the city has grown, from the main road that cuts through the heart of the old city. To one side, the river forms a natural barrier; on the other side, the sprawl is halted by the steep terrain. The hostal we stayed in was in the center by the mercado where they had general food, meat, and fruit vendors. Also, this is where you can go for your breakfast and lunch. They have delicious local food that I had not experienced in other parts of Ecuador. The hostal was nice- the room was on the third floor; it had a double bed, shower, toilet and a TV. No heating, but for $15.00 a night, what can you expect? It has been a year or more since I have needed to have a blanket to keep me warm. As we arrived in the late afternoon, we checked in and then went driving around to get a feel for the ...
Old town Quito Ecuador. [01:11]
Lively and fun old town Quito in Ecuador has not only world class archtecture, but it's also a place to expierience events and have a pick of life of average Ecuadorians.
Tags: old, town, Quito, Ecuador, centro historico, travel, destination, street art, street, theater, Adventure, Culture, Events, Tourism, Fiesta
Cheese Empanadas, Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador [01:10]
Making empanadas with cheese in the market of Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Cheese Empanadas Empanadas are normally small cheese or meat pies, but also may be filled with fruit. They can be made with different kinds of flour; fried or cooked in the oven. Ingredients Dough: 1 pound (500g.) wheat self-rising flour, sifted 1 egg + 1 additional yolk 3 Tbsp. margarine 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil ½ - ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ -1/3 cup of water, room temperature Filling: 3 white onions (spring onions) chopped 1 ½ Tbsp. margarine pinch of pepper ¼ pound (125 g.) white semi-soft cheese (queso fresco)* * Queso fresco is a white cheese of medium/soft consistency that melts when it is hot; it is similar to mozzarela cheese, but a little harder and may have more salt. Preparation Melt butter and oil in small pan (or microwave). Place the sifted flour in a bowl, make a hole in the middle and add egg and extra yolk. Start mixing with a spoon. Add salt and melted butter while mixing with spoon, incorporating the flour. Add water, LITTLE BY LITTLE, depending on how the dough looks. At this point it will be sticky. Sprinkle with flour on top and start kneading with fingers for a while until dough is no longer sticky. It will be ready when dough separates from the bowl. Let it rest inside the bowl for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, fry the white onions in the rest of the margarine until transparent, without browning. Remove it from the heat, add cheese, and optional pepper ...
Tags: Cheese, Empanadas, Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador, Food
Ecuador Contest with Steve and Maria Gardner.wmv [03:00]
Thank you, International Living, for this opportunity. For the record, all parts of this video are our own work. We wrote and recorded the music and took the pictures and videos with our Samsung pocket camera. All materials in the picture of the library shelves are books, seminar materials and training programs we have authored, edited, or ghost-written. By way of additional background, my undergrad degree from Wheaton College is in Cultural Anthropology. Maria and I are completing our professional coaching certification with the International Coaching Academy: Maria's niche is Life/Spiritual Coaching, and mine is Business Coaching. We have one daughter and an incredible son-in-law, a major in the Air Force flying the KC-10 refueler. Our daughter appears in one of our video pictures as an infant held by Maria's father. As a young child, our daughter toured with us in our Cessna Turbo 206 while we performed throughout North America. Our three grandchildren appear in a picture with us on bicycles in front of their house in NJ. We have lived in MI, IL, TX, CA, CO, and now reside in Fort Wayne, IN.
Tags: International, Living, Ecuador, Contest, Steve, and, Maria, Gardner