Casa Ordonez

859 Mariscal Lamar, Cuenca, Ecuador | 2 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Where the Sun Meets the Moon

A travel blog entry by lisasadventures


... people is awakening, walking through the main plaza, grinding corn for flour to make their breakfasts, bathing in the communal fountains, taking bags of llama wool to the market. It's amazing that pieces of this world still exist, so long after the demise of the society that made it up. The fact that I walked down streets that were built over 500 years ago, that I paused to rest on a stone used for sacrifices to gods that have been long forgotten, that I listened to echoes in a ...


A travel blog entry by rangjill


... line, our first destination in Ecuador was the capital city of Quito. We stayed in the centro histórico (old town) district, where we explored many beautiful parks, 400 year-old churches, and impressive baroque-style architecture. There were many men and women in traditional dress including "Panama hats," which are ironically made in Ecuador. One of the most impressive churches in Quito was La Compania de Jesus, a Jesuit church constructed in 1606. Using materials such ...

Watch out for the water bombs and foam!

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... left watch out for the water!" Too late! A group of teenage boys standing on a street corner (probably waiting for the open top busses) chucked buckets of water over the top of the bus drenching all of us who had the misfortune of sitting on the left hand side of the bus. This was not good, but at least it was just water! The highlight had to be finding a restaurant that did roast potatoes, veg, meat and gravy! It was good! It was in Cuenca ...

Still in Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by lairsho


... state, maybe we'll rent bikes and ride the whole distance. We love the ease of shopping in the wonderful produce markets and also the Super Maxi, where we can get whatever we need. We can walk everywhere. We haven't used the buses at all, except for a day trip last week to Sig Sig and Chordeleg, towns about an hour away from Cuenca. The bus costs about $1 an hour, very cheap. We love all the great restaurants in Cuenca and are still discovering new ones although we're ...

Ruins, churches and sombreros

A travel blog entry by slmackay


... saint.

After the old town we saw the Barranco area by the river and the new town before we headed up to the mirador. Here you can see all over the city. We got to try some free canelezado (a hot drink with rum and cinnamon) and had a quick look around the church and souvenir shops before making our way back down to the north of the city.

We got off the bus in the old town to see the rest of it (mainly churches). We saw San Francisco and the craft ...

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