4 Years In Cuenca

Time flies when you’re having fun. 4 years ago Sharon, Fiesty our cat and 8 pieces of luggage left Portland Oregon for the adventure of a lifetime. Fiesty has gone on to better times and Sharon and I are happier than ever. So what has changed generally and tech specifically in Cuenca.

  • more people are moving here – my guess is that the expat number is close to 5000
  • more people are moving back to their original location – my guess primarily is that they did not adapt to the culture
  • the new light rail (Tren de la cuatro rios) is on schedule to begin operations in Aug. 2016
  • unfortunately the buses still spew diesel fumes all over the city
  • larger selections of good restaurants in Cuenca
  • still very affordable to live here – inflation is under 4%
  • Internet service is cheaper, faster and more reliable
  • taxis have meter and there is more traffic due mostly to the light rail construction
  • More choices to stream quality tv and movies (Sling, Amazon Prime, HBO Now)
  • More Poker and Contract Bridge Games available

Todos Santos


Our Cuenca Anniversary comes four days before my wife’s birthday.  Feliz Cumpleaños mi amor.


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