Visiting Vilcabamba

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 first year. It is early morning in Vilcabamba. Roosters are crowing, and dogs are barking, each clamoring for attention and stating their purpose and intentions for the day  – a cacophony of insistence and urgency that is oddly enjoyable. The air is still, weighted with the scent of flowers desperately advertising their outlandish designs mingling vibrant yellows, pinks, blues, and reds so deep the color runs through your…

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