Expat Life

The resurrection of Cuenca’s El Vado neighborhood

The resurrection of Cuenca’s El Vado neighborhood

Cuenca street artists who enjoy painting large-scale pieces are familiar with El Vado. Bajada del Vado is famed for the often dramatic street art climbing the steep draw, some crumbling even more rapidly than the wall they use as a canvas. The plazoleta itself, a...

read more
Cuenca couple reaps the rich harvest of hard work

Cuenca couple reaps the rich harvest of hard work

I don’t recall writing a business story that didn’t include coffee or food and this one is no different. This time the tale takes an unexpected turn to detail how a couple succeeded in replenishing a portion of a diminishing well that is essential to us all. All...

read more
Fiery companions

Fiery companions

The first time I ever “brushed up against” Ecuador was before I had ever conceived of living here. The experience was one of happenstance. It ignited an interest, an itch, that was satisfied in Edie and I moving to the southern hemisphere. Let me tell you how it...

read more
Combating my expat fears of moving to France in 2021

Combating my expat fears of moving to France in 2021

By Erin Colton-Enberg  I have have the same fears and anxieties I had before moving to Colombia five years ago. But now, it's off to France. While the thought of moving to Europe, even France, has always been a romantic dream for many, it never had been in my plans....

read more
Portrait of a Cuenca artist

Portrait of a Cuenca artist

I awoke to the insistence of tapping rain; tin drums of beads bouncing off the corrugated roof of a neighboring house. The dappled ceiling that had been erected days ago was still nailed to the sky; whoever is in charge must have issued a recall of the color blue and...

read more
Soldado’s Ray

Soldado’s Ray

Author's Note: In July and August of 2018, the City of Cuenca, Ecuador presented my solo exposition “Momento Decisivo - Joyas Ocultas de los Andes.” Nine selections of my art hung in the Museo Central de la Escuela Viejo in El Centro. The exposition was originally...

read more
11 personal safety strategies when traveling solo

11 personal safety strategies when traveling solo

--Sponsored post-- By Gwen Hyatt Staying safe when you travel is a priority for everyone, but especially for women traveling solo. There are certain steps you can take to help toward that end. I mostly travel solo versus with a partner or group, which has both...

read more
Are you a meat lover? Chow down at Pig & Cow

Are you a meat lover? Chow down at Pig & Cow

By Stephen Vargha One of Cuenca’s newest restaurants’ fare is based on the 1989 American romantic comedy, "When Harry Met Sally," directed by Rob Reiner. More specifically, Pig & Cow’s sandwiches are inspired by the productions of Meg Ryan, aka Sally Albright. “We...

read more

Subscribe to our newsletter

Cuenca High Life offers on-line publications, local translated news, and reports about the expat life and living in Ecuador. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter

CuencaHighLife publishes Ecuador news daily. Subscribing will guarentee that you never miss the most important news.

You have Successfully Subscribed!