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.

Friday, January 12, 2018




I have lived in Cuenca almost seven years now, and this was no doubt my overall most enjoyable Christmas Season, since I first moved to this enchanting city in the Andes.  The Christmas Holiday Season in Cuenca can be divided into four parts, which begins approximately two weeks before Christmas with El Noche de Luces, followed by Pase de Ninos on the Day before Christmas  and Navidad (Christmas Day), the third stage is Vespera Anos Nuevo (New Year's Eve) celebrations, and finally, the big parade of El Dia de los Innocentes on January sixth.

A tourist could come to Cuenca for a month over the Christmas season, and would have a great first time experience in the appreciation of much of what Cuenca has to offer at the zenith of its year, and of all of its holiday festivities, in what also provides the warmest temperatures of comfort during the year.

I haven't posted in quite awhile.  Assembling this Christmas season post and album truly was an act of love for me.

The link below is for the Pase del Nino or the Parade of the Children.  The photos of which are not provided in the above album link.