Cuenca, Ecuador! Have you ever heard of it? Probably not! Do you even know how it’s pronounced? Don’t worry; I didn’t either until I actually arrived. I arrived with the intent of staying a couple weeks before moving on to Colombia and I ended up staying a year. Why? Well, let’s start with number one:
On Saturday April 16, 2016 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American nation of Ecuador, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Killing more than 600 people and injuring tens of thousands more, the earthquake has severely impacted Ecuador's infrastructure. In addition, many people have been made homeless and many hospitals, schools, homes and monuments have been destroyed or damaged.