We spent part of the 4th of July taking a car tour of Cuenca neighborhoods with Jeff. Jeff is an expat married to an Ecuadorian woman. He has been in Cuenca for about 4.5 years, speaks decent Spanish, and unlike many gringos, has a van, and drives.
We were joined by Stephen, from Atlanta, who was also down here on an exploratory tour to determine if he and his wife want to live here.
We started the tour by driving to the top of a mountain to a lookout point with an overview of the neighborhoods. From there we had a spectacular view of all of Cuenca. Jeff pointed out the different areas and the good and bad points of each one. We drove back down and started our neighborhood tour.
There are eight main neighborhoods that we toured in Cuenca and here’s what I remember.