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Edd and Cynthia Staton

Like reading the Staton's blog? Follow Edd and Cynthia and be notified when they publish new blog posts. Click to follow!  Click here to see more from Edd and Cynthia. Edd Staton has been blogging about life in Cuenca, Ecuador since he and his wife Cynthia began making preparations to move abroad in 2009. His blog, eddsaid----ready or not, here i am!!!, is featured on,, and, and named one of the "Best Blogs in Latin America" by Expat Daily News Latin America. Thousands of readers in over 30 countries now follow his posts, which are sometimes insightful, often humorous, and always entertaining!

People-ing and socializing in Cuenca

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

We were at lunch recently with good friends we haven’t seen for awhile. In response to a question about what she’d been up to, the female of the couple replied, “Well, I haven’t been people-ing  … Read more

Where to eat? You have plenty of choices

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

By Edd and Cynthia Staton I woke up Sunday to a rainy morning, the perfect setting to bake those chocolate chip cookies I talked about in my last post. Sunday’s are the one quiet day  … Read more

May forecast: Barren with a chance of cookies

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

By Edd and Cynthia Staton We’ve been here in Cuenca since the middle of January and don’t return to the U.S. until the first part of May. That’s the longest stretch at home in I  … Read more

Competent legal assistance makes all the difference when moving overseas

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

By Edd and Cynthia Staton Having competent legal assistance is the best way to obtain your residency visa and get your new expat life off to a great start. Dra. Lina Ulloa, owner of Cuenca  … Read more

Looking for top-notch Mexican food, margargaritas, and plenty of fun? Check out El Jalapeño on Av. Paucarbamba

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

By Edd and Cynthia Staton Looking for a dining spot with good food, affordable prices, and a fun atmosphere? The brightly colored flags flapping over the street side courtyard of El Jalepeño, a new Mexican  … Read more

Enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering at Piedra de Agua in Baños de Cuenca

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

By Edd and Cynthia Staton Many expats and tourists are surprised to learn that minutes outside the city of Cuenca in the hillside community of Baños, a first-class spa facility called Piedra de Agua offers  … Read more

Burned out on almuerzos? Here’s a new Ecuadorian restaurant you’ve got to try!

By Edd & Cynthia Staton |

Editor’s note: Since becoming Cuenca expats in May of 2010, Edd and Cynthia Staton have created a life beyond their wildest expectations. In addition to their duties as International Living correspondents and speakers, the two  … Read more