Dear Cuenca

Dear Cuenca,

You may already know this, but I love you.  I love your huge cathedral with big blue domes.  I love your central park with scary stuffed horses for kids to get their pictures taken on.  I love your streets, some with huge excellent sidewalks and others with hardly a crumbling curb to perch upon.  I love your food, your soup, your aji, your exploding corn.  I love your people, and I really love your orphans.  I love walking around feeling like home.  I love the memories we have made together.  I love your car sirens and barking dogs and excessive amount of honking.  I even love your traffic.  I love your rivers and the laundry being done on the banks.  I love your fruit markets and I even can almost tolerate the smell of your open air meat markets.  I love your restaurants and the way you deep fry hot dogs.  I love your beautiful green hills.  I love your sunshine and your bursts of crazy rain.  I love your scary blue buses and your sea of taxis.  I love your lottery vendors, your ladies coming to get scraps for their pigs to eat, and your teenage sons walking down the street arm in arm with their moms.  I love your babies and I love your old people.  I love seeing giant pigs roasting beside scary guinea pigs on the side of the road.  I love how much you love soccer, and I love all the fireworks.

I guess what I am trying to say, Cuenca, is that I love you.  Let’s be BFF.


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4 Responses to Dear Cuenca

  1. Heidi Brower says:

    I love all those things too. Thanks again for letting me reminisce through you. I love it. It really is so beautiful there.

  2. aARON says:

    For the record, the scary guinea pigs are roasting too, not just watching the pigs get flayed.

  3. Becca says:

    Oh, I really miss it. And I love being able to “see” it again through you. I hope I get to go back someday!

  4. Bile Veek =0) says:

    Cuenca better not take my spot as BFF! Just sayin!

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