Most foreigners who move to Ecuador, move straight to Cuenca.
It’s a nice place, but it’s actually quite similar to most of the other colonial mountain towns in Ecuador.
So what’s different about Cuenca to me as an occasional visitor?
The variety and quality of cuisine options from all around the world.
World-class chefs from all over with hole in the wall eateries abound.
Compared to the rest of Ecuador, even Quito, the (good) food options are usually limited to the beans, plantains and rice and your choice of dead animal.
I’m not complaining, I love Ecuador food. But if you get the itch, I’d say try Cuenca.
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