Christmas in Cuenca

Christmas in Cuenca Well, here we are, it almost Christmas. It is definitely different here. There are lots of lights and Christmas trees, and the stores are decorated, and Christmas songs are playing (mostly in English). Children are having concerts at schools, and singing in choirs, we even saw a bunch of kids coming out … [Read more…]

How Time Flies

Wow, I can’t believe it has been over 4 months. How time flies when you’re having fun. And we are having fun. Don’t get me wrong, there are some things that are not so fun, like trying to get our residency. We have filled out all the required paperwork (and then some), been to the … [Read more…]

Spanish Classes

Here are a few photos from around our new home town, Cuenca Ecuador.             Ok, so now it is time to stop playing tourist and get back to class, Spanish class (maybe just be part-time tourists). We have started taking Spanish classes here.  If we are going to live in … [Read more…]

Settling In

OK, so we have been here for over a month now, and it has been pretty busy settling in. We have moved into our apartment and have been shopping for things we need, which is not necessarily the easiest thing to do here. There are lots of stores to buy things from, even large department … [Read more…]

Acting Like Tourists

We have been having a great time acting like tourists. Exploring the city, finding our way around, and getting lost, which is how we find our way around. We have also been finding stores, markets, tiendas, etc. that we like (and sometimes don’t like). Let’s just say we have been doing a lot of walking. … [Read more…]

Here We Are!

OK, so here we are in Cuenca, Ecuador. Now the adventure truly begins! It seemed like a long time coming and then all of the sudden we were here. It has only been a few days, so we are still getting ourselves settled in and finding our way around. Our new temporary home is nice … [Read more…]

Selling the House!

Selling the House! Time seems to be racing on, and I am both excited and terrified about moving to Ecuador. I assume that this is a normal response (I hope it is!). It feels like we are really going to do this. All we have to do is sell the house. Everything hinges on that. … [Read more…]

What if…we move abroad?

What if…? Let’s play the “What if…” game. What if…. We move to Ecuador and we don’t like it? We’ll move back to Canada, or we’ll move somewhere else. Either way we’ll have done something daring and fantastic, had a great adventure, learned somethings about ourselves, met new people, experienced a different culture and decided it … [Read more…]