Now that we're back home in California once again, I can once again use a desktop computer to much more efficiently make posts and edit them, too! Hard to do that kind of thing on a smaller laptop like the one we have.
Here's a video put out by ABC News on Cuenca and US expats. The information you see is true, though the two minutes clip hardly gives any depth to what we have found out and experienced. For more depth, please read the story text below the video. The story is well written, factual, and a very good piece that represents what Cuenca and Ecuador is to the American expat or potential expat.
Please pay attention, too, to the remarks in the comments section of that story by Edd Staton. He's giving the accurate take in his comments. . . and his interview in the video is also on the mark. No, we haven't met as yet, but I find his perspective very useful, especially on integrating and making friends with the native Cuencanos versus learning no Spanish, living in the expat "bubble," and trying to make Cuenca into another version of the United States.
Hat tip to GoGoGringo http://www.gogogringo.com/ for the sourcing of this video. Much good information on Cuenca and Ecuador via their site as well. Here's the link I first saw, and the very in depth discussion of a lot more issues of international cooperation than first meets the eye: http://www.gogo-gringo.com/blog/cuenca-retirees-featured-on-abc-world-news