Hi, Bernie –
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful advice. For me the initial visit into Cuenca is entirely exploratory – and I intend it to be fairly short term.
My two biggest goals for this visit are: a) to get the lay of the land, so to speak – a feel for the city and b) to find a trustworthy immigration lawyer to get a residency visa sorted out.
Should you have any thoughts then on “short term” accommodations (a safe hostel or short term BB type of arrangement) please feel free to share them here.
Thanks Bernie – I sincerely appreciate your time and your response!
Best Wishes – chris