Are you looking for peace and quiet? Ecuador may not be the place for you

Occasionally, I see a question posted on an Internet forum from an expat-wannabe inquiring about quiet places to live in Cuenca. If I were ever inclined to answer, it would be an emphatic: Don’t come to Cuenca! . . . or anywhere else in Latin America, for that matter, if your number-one priority is peace and quiet. You’ll be much happier in the sleepy burgs of New England — or in Great Britain or northern Europe, if you want to move overseas. Although there are, in fact, some reasonably quiet neighborhoods in Cuenca and the surrounding countryside, you need to…

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