Meeting Some of My Fellow Expats in Cuenca, Ecuador
July 19, 2014 by admin
It was a busy week, socially, here in Cuenca, Ecuador. Thursday, I met with Joyce Woods, whom I met a few days earlier in the drugstore within my new apartment building. We struck up a conversation while waiting for someone to return to the cashier’s post. During the course of lunch we discovered many things in common. This restaurant serves a daily 3-course lunch for $4.00!
of Santa Fe, New Mexico, (far right) who live in my apartment building, introduced me to the regular Friday night, expat get-together at Fabianos Pizza place, where my Eggplant Parmesan meal, plus wine and water, came to all of $6. To my left are Angelica and Carol from Arizona; in town to choose a university for Angelica.
I’m successfully turning my apartment into a working office space and am accomplishing many of my goals for writing and studying. The weather has been cloudy and sometimes, rainy; but that is helping me to stick to my serious schedule and not do too much running around town…..though I have done a fair share of exploring. Nobody needs a car here as it’s so easy to walk and taxis are very inexpensive. I’d say that Cuenca, Ecuador is living up to its reputation of being a great city to retire in.
Andean Street Performers and gorgeous mountain sunsets.