Cuenca is a beautiful colonial city in Ecuador, in fact it is a UNESCO World Heritage Trust Site because of its historic colonial buildings. Cuenca was founded in 1557 by the Spanish explore Davolos. Cuenca sits at 8000 feet above sea level in a basin surrounded by 4 rivers, so the climate is temperate even though it is on the equator. It is the 4th largest city in Ecuador. Many expatriates have chosen Cuenca as their place to retire. Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar as its currency, a big plus for expats.
Thanks to Wikipedia and Marc Figueras for the photo of the city, for the photo of City Hall, and for the Cathedral.