The number of tourists visiting Cuenca is booming.

Make-up of the Cuenca expat community is changing, researcher says

Cuenca expats are getting younger and becoming more international, says a British researcher. They are also spreading out within the city and beyond, he says. Will Phillips, who has lived Continue reading »

The Pope waves to crowds in Quito.

Pope’s Ecuador visit is off to a rousing start; by recounting Francis’ policy positions, Correa is able to promote his own

Pope Francis received a warm but windy welcome Sunday in Quito in his first stop on a three-nation South American tour. Francis, who is from Argentina, is the first Latin Continue reading »

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Ecuador’s economy shows surprising 3% growth during first quarter of 2015

Ecuador posted a better than expected three percent economic growth rate for the first quarter of 2015. The government had predicted growth of 2.3% while independent economists had predicted 1.8%. Continue reading »

Ash clouds shroud the Tungurahua volcano last Wednesday.

Country remains on alert for volcanoes; Tungurahua sends up ash plumes as national park visitors are provided evacuation maps at Cotopaxi

Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute reports that activity at the Cotopaxi and Tungurahua volcanoes continues at the “moderate” level. On Friday, an ash plume rose to a height of 3,000 meters above Continue reading »

Quechua Indian Gustavo Negrete, evangelical pastor of the Llamahuasi community.

Many indigenous Ecuadorians have abandoned Catholicism and are not interested in the Pope’s visit; many have turned to protestants faiths

By Paola Lopez Thirty years ago, Gustavo Negrete took his wooden cross and joined other indigenous Ecuadorans to greet Pope John Paul II. But he has no interest in seeing Continue reading »

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The choice for expat parents: Online home school vs. bricks and mortar school

By Melina Marks For English-speakers thinking about moving overseas with kids, school is an extremely important factor to consider. If the new destination is a place like England or Ireland, Continue reading »

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On the Tomebamba riverfront, Mayu mixes casualness, a real bar scene, a youthful format, and craft beer with a touch of New York

By Sylvan Hardy When Paúl Arias moved back to Cuenca when he was 15, he couldn’t forget the view of the Manhattan skyline across the bay from Beyonne, New Jersey. Continue reading »

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New CuencaHighLife feature includes listings of Cuenca restaurants and hotels

Have you ever wanted to try something new for dinner but were overwhelmed by all the new dining options? Are you planning your first visit to Cuenca and don’t know Continue reading »

The outskirts of Loja.

Is Loja really the next great expat destination? The author of a new Loja blog shares her thoughts and experiences about her city

Editor’s note: Diana Jesuroga started her blog about life in Loja in May and has been busy since then answering questions about her city. One of the reasons for all Continue reading »

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