I think I love Cuenca most because it is an extremely walkable place, unlike most cities in Ecuador. Crossing the street did not come with the fear that cars would run you over before noticing you were even there. Many of the walkable paths are pedestrian only and you don’t share them with diesel belching buses. There are old buildings, cobblestone streets, churches around almost every corner, and a river with multiple bridges to cross. There are plazas where you can find a bit of shade and vendors to sell you an ice cream or a bottle of water. And everyone is very friendly. If you plan on visiting Cuenca, plan at least a few hours of wandering.
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Angie is a freelance writer and photographer who can't get enough of South America. The lesser-known the destination, the more she wants to visit. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon and dreams of her next trip to Ecuador.
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Cuenca. So easy to love, so hard to forget…
Would you consider retiring there, Joe?
I did consider that very thing, alas I’m stuck in Portland…
That’s okay… we can use all the friends we can get in Portland. It may one day be our future home as well. I liked Cuenca but I can’t imagine retiring in Ecuador, as much as we love it.
I also thought about Guayaquil, a city very open in a conservative country.
What interesting pictures! I especially love the main one. Definitely looks like a cool city to wander around..
Wandering is often the best way to discover a new place! But I think you already knew that 🙂