We have been on the house hunt this past week, but with no car to get around, location is going to be everything for us. Each day has already proven to be an adventure though. We get ready to scout out the area and then have to stop to admire some of the everyday life in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Calderon Park is one of the beautiful parks here in the center of town. We have some research to do find out about the local statues and markers, but it has been nice to spend some of the day just people watching.
Even charging our phone is an adventure here. There are two companies for cell phone usage here, which are Claro and Moviestar. Finding a place to recharge cell minutes is an everyday thing. Have you tried prompting along and following instructions on your phone when it’s all in Spanish? We are fast becoming immersed in the language.
We have located one of our favorite places to eat at. Don Colon is owned by a local who spends part of his time in the states and in Cuenca. He uses bottle water to make the local fruit juice so this place has been great on our stomachs. Too, you can beat the price of almuerzo (lunch) for $4.00. You get an entrée, soup, drink and dessert. The lunch choices yesterday were steak, fish, chicken and pork loin, so we are not talking sandwiches.
Then of course, I have been drooling over all the beautiful flowers offered here for just a few bucks. I can’t wait to get our own place so I can have fresh flowers each day.
Just a walk down the streets and you are in awe of the dated architect.
Then when we were out house hunting, we had to pause for this guy who was dressed in his Native American dress of Incan heritage as he played the flutes. The music filling the air on that block was beautiful. It’s hard to house hunt with so many things to look at in every corner.
We took a tour too and I will share some of those pictures soon. It has rained the last 3 days, but today is sunshine so we will be getting out again to learn some about the local customs.
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