Cuenca Living

Cuenca Ecuador is one of the best places to live as an Expat. It was voted the number one spot for expats 3 years in a row. It is located at an elevation of 8500 feet making for a temperate climate year round.


Convent Museum, Life in a Monastery, Cuenca Ecuador

Convent Museum, Life in a Monastery, Cuenca Ecuador

Convent Museum The Convent Museum (Museo del Monasterio de las Conceptas) has a very non-descriptive entrance. Once you go through the doors, the size of the monastery is incredible, taking up almost an entire city block. The museum, founded in 1599, will enlighten...
New Cathedral – Fascinating Tour in Cuenca Ecuador

New Cathedral – Fascinating Tour in Cuenca Ecuador

New Cathedral The most iconic pictures of Cuenca are those of the blue domes of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or affectionately referred to as the New Cathedral by Cuencanos. This Cathedral is not to be confused with the “old” cathedral...
Panama Hat Factory (Authentic & Original) in Cuenca Ecuador

Panama Hat Factory (Authentic & Original) in Cuenca Ecuador

Panama Hat Did you know that the Panama Hat originated in Ecuador and not Panama? It originated in the mid-1600's. It wasn't until 1835 that Ecuador started shipping the hats worldwide and made a fortune. The hats became popular when the US President Theodor...
Orchid Farm, Flowers Both Beautiful and Rare, Cuenca Ecuador

Orchid Farm, Flowers Both Beautiful and Rare, Cuenca Ecuador

The Orchid Farm The Orchid Farm (called Ecuagenera) is more than just a place to buy Orchids; it's a laboratory, gene bank, and education center. They are one of the worlds largest suppliers of Orchids with over 8,000 species of which over 4,200 come from...
Ecuador Street Food, A Delightful First Experience

Ecuador Street Food, A Delightful First Experience

Ecuador street food is a staple for many Ecuadorians. I heard and read everything from “it's so good” to “don't ever eat it, it will make you sick.” There's no reason I haven't had any yet other than the opportunity never presented itself. I'm...
Cuenca Zoo, Rare and Surprising Animal Haven in Ecuador

Cuenca Zoo, Rare and Surprising Animal Haven in Ecuador

Cuenca Zoo The Cuenca Zoo or more precisely, the Amaru Zoologico Bioparque is a unique zoo that is both physically challenging but a most wonderful experience. Mountainside Zoo I've been to many zoos all over the US including the San Diego and Cincinnati but...

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