Award Winning Blog on Life in Ecuador recommends book on living in Ecuador

Posted on September 6, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador

BLOG: MY LIFE IN ECUADOR by EMILY BLOOMQUIST – Emily writes a fascinating blog about living in Ecuador with her husband. She recently received a Liebster Award  for the high quality of her writing and work.


Wow! I received a blog award! What an honor to be nominated by author and editor Nick Wilford from Speculative Author – Making the impossible reality. Thank you Nick! I enjoy his blog, where he shares thoughts and information for authors and potential authors as well as his own writing journey. Nick is a professionally trained freelance editor and proofreader with a background in journalism.

Liebster Award
“Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. It is an online recognition in form of virtual award which started in 2011 passed on by bloggers to fellow bloggers for enjoying and valuing their work. The idea is to recognize the effort and give credit.

  • As part of receiving the Liebster she was asked a series of questions. One of the questions: What was the last book to make a big impression on you?
100 pointsOne everyday custom example: In the United States, when we indicate a person’s height, we hold our hand open with the palm down and say “He is about this high.” In Ecuadorian culture, you only hold your palm down when showing how high an animal is. If you are indicating a person’s height, your palm is perpendicular to the ground, with the side of your hand that the little finger is on at the appropriate height. To indicate a person’s height with the palm down is an insult, implying that they are an animal. I cannot tell you how many times I have begun to tell a child how much taller they have gotten since I last saw them when I find myself changing my hand position mid-arm raise.


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