I met a new ex pat friend (Gerard) at Tres Puentes and he took me on his walking route. He usually goes up and down some steep stairs in El Centro and even took me on a steep ramp. The real reward was a stop at a special Hostal where they serve the best espresso in Cuenca. I'll post that location when I do a video review of great hostals and coffee.
After dropping him off at his home I walked home via the Yanuncay River. When I was just about to enter my apartment I saw an Indigenous woman pawing through the building garbage. This poverty and necessity to go through the building garbage upset me. I will ask some of my new Cuencano friends about this incident.