2012 Cuenca Perspectives Collage

2012 Cuenca Perspectives Collage


My mission in publishing this blog is first to provide a living history of my settlement and life in Cuenca, and to provide myself and the reader with a journal account delineating my reasons for why I have chosen to settle in Cuenca. Second, the posts are my way of staying in contact with family and friends back in the states, and to provide them with an understanding of a country and culture that most North Americans have little knowledge and awareness. Third, the blog is open to one and all who wish to compare and contrast the experiences of expat bloggers living in Cuenca, so that you can determine whether or not from your perspective Cuenca is an appropriate move for you. Fourth, my blog provides another example of how expats view and interpret life in Cuenca. Ecuadorians and Cuencanos who may read this blog are especially invited to post comments that may enhance all expats understanding and appreciation of Cuneca and its people, or to correct any misinterpretations in my assumptions and perceptions of Cuencano culture. Finally, I hope I can convey the feeling of love and appreciation that grows within me each passing day for this heavenly city nestled in the Andes and its very special people.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I'll bet reader's of my blog never expected to see a post this short, as I have been accused on trying to write the great American novel in each post.  However, writing the great American novel will be my project for next year which is rapidly approaching.  I wonder what excuse I can find between now and then to put off getting everything swirling in my mind for a number of years finally down on Microsoft Office Word.  Oh thank God, there will not be one photo in that book, which means I may actually complete the book is this lifetime. 

At any rate, here is an interview done with me by Expat.blog about my blog; how I came to move to Cuenca, what Cuenca has to offer, and suggestions to those who may be contemplating a move to Cuenca.  Expat.blog is my second highest source for readership of my blog.