Walter Panko

Walt Panko and his wife, Karen, moved to Cuenca from the U.S. in mid-2015. He is a retired educator and business owner looking forward to adapting to and adopting the local culture. He is experiencing life in Cuenca through “Gringo Eyes” and sharing some of his observations. He proudly calls himself an immigrant and says he is not an expat.

I am NOT an expat!

Please don’t call me an expat. I’m an immigrant. Maybe that realization came to me because I grew up with three of four grandparents who emigrated from Europe to the United States in ...

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