Since arriving in Cotacachi 15 months ago, Angela and I have lived in four different places. Our first apartment at Primavera II is about 1,100 square feet and has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a terrace. It is difficult to imagine how long it takes to fully furnish and decorate a new apartment here. In the States, it is possible to go to two or three different stores and have everything that you need delivered right to your door. Not so in Ecuador. Everything is painstakingly slow and requires going to multiple stores to get everything that you need.