From BIG to small. Cuencano Appliances

I’m used to big stuff – big families, big cars, big box stores.  The thing is, I knew those things were big.  I had no idea that what I always thought of as normal-sized appliances we’re actually ginormous compared to what we’d have in Ecuador.  And size isn’t the only difference we’ve found. I’ll start…

House Hunting

When we landed in Cuenca, our first priority was finding a place to live for the next 6 months.  Before we left home we did arrange a short-term vacation rental for our first month, but we found it difficult to arrange long-term housing while still in the states.  Online advertising of rentals is sparse, and those…

Why We’re Here

Welcome to our family blog – our travelogue, our community journal where we document our experiences living in Cuenca, Ecuador.  Hopefully you’ll find it entertaining and educational. We decided to leave our comfortable but busy life in California to experience a unique culture, to try out a different way of life and to learn a…