Traveling, by definition, takes you out of your comfort zone, at least at first. As you travel more, you become adept at finding signposts of familiarity. Even in places where you may not speak the language, there are still strong threads of universal human experience that binds us all together. For us, one of those signposts is street art. Cuenca, Ecuador has it in spades.
Developing a relationship with a neighborhood fixture, like a cartoon owl or a moonlit guitarist breeds familiarity, which can help you form a stronger bond with the city itself.
Exploring the free-wheeling open-air galleries of Cuenca helped us feel closer to the city and its people.
Interested in reading more about our time exploring Cuenca’s street art scene? Check out our post Pedestrian Perspectives.