June 2019

June 2019

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June 14, 2019

I'm standing on the rooftop ledge of Todos Santos church in Cuenca. This three-foot ledge encircling the steeple and bell tower is one of the best places to get a 360-degree bird's-eye view of the entire city. Although the drop is approximately 30 feet and there are no safety barriers, the view is inescapably beautiful, so for me it was worth the risk.

April 2019

April 2019

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April 16, 2019

With its population blossoming from 500,000 to 700,000, and tourism increasing by 30% over the last decade, Cuenca—a UNESCO Heritage site—is positioned as the new "hip" place for gap-year students, curious tourists, and those of us looking for the retirement promised land.

March 2019

March 2019

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March 26, 2019

Flowers are a big deal in Ecuador. Walk around downtown Cuenca and you'll see flower-filled window boxes hanging from the French-inspired architecture. You can even take a stroll in Parisian-style parks filled with colorful gardens.