I am a brand new resident of Cuenca, only three months on. I’d like to share with you a snapshot of my early days and the people who influenced my first impression. I arranged housing a month or so prior to my arrival. I chose the Cuenca Inn, a classic casa patrimonial’ that is lovingly appointed with local handmade furniture that immediately puts even the weariest traveler at rest. I appreciated the fully stocked kitchen best of all. Fortunately for me, the avocado and fig trees in the spacious side yard provided me with a most satisfying ‘first taste’ of…
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