Becoming Cuenca

About the Site

This is a blog focused on moving to and living in Cuenca, Ecuador. It is geared towards people born 1946 to 1964. They are the generational group that has had a significant impact on society, be it the economy or social norms. The Boomers are a unique and pioneering generation, breaking ground and opening new doors. Now, this generation is doing something that previous ones have never done en masse: Live out their lives outside the U.S. and Canada.

About Stephen Vargha

Cuenca has been in my heart since I visited it in 2011. I was only 53 years old, but something told me I would be returning.

This journalist enjoys contributing to his community. It is why I am the Asistente de Información Pública for Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca. It is an unpaid position for this excellent symphony. Read more

Una Nueva Vida – A New Life

You may have seen it (Cuenca).

You may have thought about it (Cuenca).

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. Read more

Stephen’s Blog

Cuenca Is a Very Safe City

Cuenca Is a Very Safe City

Over the last decade, social media has become a major go-to resource for people to follow the news, especially crime reports. On Facebook, there are...

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Earthquakes Are a Rarity, But…

Earthquakes Are a Rarity, But…

“The lives of all these people are devastated when a major earthquake rips through Los Angeles and reduces the city to ruins.” ~IMDB How many of you...

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Cuenca: Smart and Sustainable

Cuenca: Smart and Sustainable

“A methodology and overall score gratifying to this city planner's heart!” ~Gil Castle My very good friend in Cuenca, Gil Castle, has to be...

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