Becoming Cuenca

“Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.”
~Albert Szent-Györgyi

Una Nueva Vida – A New Life

You may have seen it (Cuenca).

You may have thought about it (Cuenca).

The Hungarian pharmacologist, known for his work on vitamins and oxidation, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937, could easily be speaking about my new book “Una Nueva Vida – A New Life, A Rejuvenated Enthusiasm in Cuenca, Ecuador.”

There are over 80 professional-quality photos shot by me to give you a clear ‘picture’ about life in this historic mountain city.

And I guarantee you my book will give you food for thought concerning things you had not thought about.

“Una Nueva Vida – A New Life, A Rejuvenated Enthusiasm in Cuenca, Ecuador” is about moving overseas, and it addresses every issue and concern for the Baby Boomers, who are rapidly approaching the age when visions of retirement are a primary thought in their heads (if they are not already there.).

This book’s focus is on people reaching or at retirement age, though it applies to all ages.

Digital nomads are greatly increasing in numbers and Ecuador is now welcoming people with jobs to a highly affordable and beautiful country that is the most biodiverse in the world per square kilometer.

A growing number of American Baby Boomers are hitting 65 years of age without enough money stashed away to maintain their standard of living. They will need an alternative to living in poverty or fear of bankruptcy in their current hometown.

Tied into all of this is the cost of healthcare in the U.S., which often wipes out families. The U.S. is by far the most expensive country in the world for healthcare costs. Ecuador has very affordable healthcare. Bloomberg recently rated Ecuador as having the 20th most efficient healthcare system while the U.S. ranked near the bottom in 46th place.

You will learn what it takes to live in a foreign country as a retiree. The book addresses:

1. “Life at Retirement”

2. “International Options”

3. “Challenges of Living Overseas”

4.  “Social Environment”

5. “Housing”

6. “Health and Healthcare”

7. “Transportation”

8. “Green Spaces”

9. “The Arts”

10. “Food”

11. “Consumer Goods and Services”

12. “Finances”

13. “Fellow Expats”

14. Cuencanos Point of View.

15. Moving to Cuenca

16. Dreaming and Going For It

This journalist of four decades is ‘not’ selling anything in the book so what is presented is as objective as possible without any hype.

Making this book rather unique is an entire chapter dedicated to “Cuencanos Point of View.” I have has tried to give everyone’s perspective of Cuenca, not just the American, Canadian, or European’s point of view.

You will like what these Cuencanos have to say as they give you great insight into what to expect at three degrees south.