And The Winner is…Cuenca!
You may be wondering: “Of all the cities in all the world, why Cuenca?” Honestly, that is a very good question. I did a good deal of research and presently Cuenca is largely written about as one of the finest places to retire to outside of the US. That being said, there is a good deal of information on the Latin American city.
One such writer described Cuenca this way: “Flowers bloom everywhere, and not one but four rushing rivers bubble over rocks to feed the lush vegetation. In Ecuador, nature is ever-present. And you can enjoy it fully in the city of Cuenca, where those rivers trail amid mountain surrounds.”
I also came across a Canadian family of three via this youtube video:
I began to follow the blog of this family, the Hains family on gringosabroad.com and gathered a great deal of information…all the good, bad, and ugly.
So, Cuenca, even though I have never been there, ha-ha, seems to be just the city that I am drawn to. Cuenca was established by explorers from Cuenca, Spain. So, the architecture is similar to that of Spain…which I love.
Okay, I know just what you are thinking. “Really, Vicki! You actually sold everything you own, quit your job, shipped your dog Barkley and arrived in a city that you had never been to with only 3 suitcases! You are absolutely CRAZY!” To which I would have to reply, “you are right!” But, I am an adrenaline junkie. This is an adventure that I will take you all on. Who knows what I will experience but it will be just that… an experience!
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