One of the things I enjoy the most about Cuenca is to see how kids are allowed to be children. They play in the parks joyfully. I'm sure that in the more affluent families, kids watch TV and play video games like kids do in the States, but as a general rules, kids play like I used to do when I was growing up. Also, kids are quite independent here from an early age; it feels like a small town in that sense.
Another one of my favorite things about Cuenca is the creativity of its people and the art around it. This is something quite important to me. The other day, walking around the city we encountered this gorgeous piece in front of the School of Dance. Called art of fire, this metal-rock art piece is in the street where all the metal workers have their shops.
This beautiful park by the School of Dance was funded by donations from all over the world; gifts which are honored by these columns.
Another of my favorite things about Cuenca is that all the veggies are fresh and taste incredibly rich. Bob and I have quickly adapted to the Cuencanos habits of eating a large lunch and light dinners. Here is dinner for me the other day.
And so, we get settled in our new life in Cuenca making joy, creativity and art, and good healthy food part of this simpler life.