When my old boss asked us if we wanted to go to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, over Christmas week, we jumped at the chance. It was such an amazing experience we never looked back. A Christmas in Mexico with all its color, warmth and vibrancy became our new family tradition. We didn’t miss the snow. The gorgeous blue waters and the long, warm evenings saw to that.
We fell in love with Cuenca, Ecuador, South America’s city of festivals, because it had everything we had ever wanted in a home—warm friendly people, year-round pleasant weather, wonderful restaurants, live music everywhere, a sense of pride, and the invigorating challenges of living in a new culture and language that makes every day an adventure.
Three years ago my wife Christine and I started a new life overseas. We fell in love with Cuenca, Ecuador, South America’s city of festivals, because it had everything we had ever wanted in a home…
You don’t have to choose a country, sell everything, and then live there forever.
In Cuenca, Ecuador, your senses gorge themselves. It’s beautiful…with its blue-domed cathedral, red-tiled roofs and neatly kept parks.
In Cuenca, your senses gorge themselves. It’s beautiful… with its blue-domed cathedral, red-tiled roofs and neatly kept parks.
A dramatic kaleidoscope of color…amazing rock formations… spectacularly high, snow-covered peaks…endless great salt lakes…jungles… pampas…vineyards… whitewashed colonial cities…and modern, skyscraper-filled metropolises…
You don’t have to choose a country, sell everything, and then live there forever. Six months is the perfect amount of time to discover if a country or city is really the place for you, and whether you are ready for longer stays abroad. After this time you can return home and comfortably make more permanent decisions. This is an easier, less-stressful way for you to move into your new life—and it’s terrific fun, too.
Wander along the cobblestone streets and through the manicured parks in Cuenca, Ecuador and it’s easy to imagine yourself thriving in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A sea of red-tiled roofs pops against the blue sky. Ornate wrought-iron balconies cling to the colorful flat facades. Cuenca is one of the prettiest and liveliest cities in South America, known for its architecture, vibrant markets, and high-spirited festivals.
Cuenca has a stunning church on every corner and a festival almost every week of the year. The city attracts young people from around the world, who bring with them energy and vitality.