I have been enchanted with Cuenca since the day I arrived. I’ve also been writing about Cuenca since my earliest days. These articles, originally printed in CuencaHighLife, are the story of my fi rst year. The blur of last-minute chores blinked past me like an old newsreel complete with flashbulbs and jittery scenes where everything looks like it is going to shake right off the film. I packed and repacked, included a three month supply of prescription medicine, essential reading material, and I bought new shoes. All that was left was the cheering. Repeated good-byes to dear ones consumed much…
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