Cuenca, Ecuador

It was awesome to see Simon and Renee again. We’re heading the same way with slightly different agendas, but as often as possible we meet up and play Carcassone or some card game whose name I forget, or just hang out. They’re staying with their German friends in an apartment in Cuenca, doing some hardcore Spanish study. Cuenca is one of the most recommended retirement destinations for Americans looking to stretch their dollars outside of Florida.