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Monte Suenos – Writers’ Retreat

Six of us set out from Cuenca for Vilcabamba on a wet Saturday morning. The monotony of the four-and-a-half-hour journey by minibus was broken by much storytelling, laughter and, of course, a stop for lunch at one of the many roadside restaurants along the way. Franny, the leader of our…


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