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For Chilean empanadas and a lot more, Rancho Chileno is hard to beat

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By Larry Schunk A few years ago, I spotted this place across the airport parking lot and gave it a Continue reading »

Cuenca university students demand that the city keep bus fares at 25 cents; city considers raising fares that have not changed in 12 years

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Cuenca college students are demanding that city officials follow Quito’s lead and keep municipal bus fares at 25 cents. Following Continue reading »

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Expat Life

Part-time expat says Cuenca gets better and better; he enjoys the changes and catching up on gringo gossip and conspiracy theories

Parque de la Madre: great for creative loafing.

Editor’s note: Martin Simmons and his wife Rebecca have divided their time between Cuenca and California since 2002. A former Continue reading »

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