Close friends who lived in the building next door surprised us late last year by announcing they were leaving Cuenca to take up residence in a community outside of Quito called Pakakuna Gardens. We asked the obvious question: Why??
They shared that they had tired of the noise which invariably accompanies city life and felt ready to enjoy a more peaceful setting. They described their soon-to-be new home as a Shangri-La with amazing landscaping and abundant sunshine.
Cynthia and I are card carrying city folks, so the remote location (40 minutes from Quito) outweighed any positives for us residence-wise, but we were thrilled to get to spend a couple of nights with our amigos after the recent International Living conference and check the place out.
Words like "WOW!" and "Oh, my goodness!!" don't come close to describing how incredibly beautiful Pakakuna Gardens is. Let me share with you some photos so you can see for yourself.
After a hectic few days in Quito hanging out here was exactly what we needed to recharge our batteries. If this looks like your idea of paradise, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.