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Retiring in Cuenca? Here’s Your Guide to Hassle-Free Transportation

When evaluating retirement destinations, local transportation is generally one of the more important aspects as it directly affects quality of life. After all, you’ll have...

Scoops of Happiness: 10 Ice Cream Spots in Cuenca To Try!

Perhaps the greatest surprise upon moving to Cuenca for this expatriated native of America’s Dairyland is the ubiquity of ice cream (‘helado’ in Spanish) in...

Tennis in Cuenca – Loving the Game at 8,500 Feet Above Sea Level

Tennis is a beloved sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. According to, an estimated 87 million people, or 1.17% of the...

ACT’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play honors a centuries-old holiday tradition

Cuenca theater to launch its holiday production with a VIP Preview Event on December 8 prior to six regular performances December 9-18 We may think...

The Ciclovía and Bici Cuenca: Making Cycling Accessible 

Cuenca is a beautiful city, but sometimes a congested one. And, like cities all over the world, it is fighting air pollution from vehicles. To...

Cuenca’s Buses & Trams: Our Guide to Public Transport

The beauty of colonial architecture surrounded by rippling rocky rivers and mountain views whichever way you turn. A wealth of cultural and culinary offerings. Affordable,...

Azuay Community Theatre returns to full force with a five-show season opening Sep 23

The screwball comedy “It Had to Be You” will open the season on September 23. Like so many expats, the founders of Azuay Community Theatre...

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