Travel Blogs from Cuenca, Ecuador

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Cuenca is rather boring on the weekend, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca is rather boring on the weekend

A travel blog entry by bred

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... so small, yet is Ecuador´s most important Inca ruin shows how short a time and how small a space the Incas occupied in Ecuador before infighting (between two half-brothers, one in Quito, one in Cuzco) and Spanish invaders toppled the empire. Anyway, ...

Cuenca Carnival 2011, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca Carnival 2011

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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     Some pictures from Carnival 2011 - Cuenca.  The tradition is to spray foam, water, corn starch and glitter on unsuspecting victims.  Can't really say I loved that seeing it was to cold to enjoy walking around wet.  ...

A Big Step to the South, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

A Big Step to the South

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... from having carried most of its passengers all the way from Quito (we caught it most of the way to Cuenca). Cuenca is one of the larger cities in Ecuador (about 600,000 people), and possibly the prettiest. There isn't a ton to do other than walk ...

Spanish School Dropout!!!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Spanish School Dropout!!!

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... better time the next few weeks than she has had so far here in South America. So I was back on my own in beautiful Cuenca and dropped into a Spanish School to inquire about lessons and ended up signing on for 16 hours – the minimum.  That ...

All the time in the world,...not., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

All the time in the world,...not.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... left. Looks like we have to start being picky about our destinations soon. For example, there's still lots of places I wouldn't mind seeing in Ecuador, but I think we'll just have to skip them for now. I have been down in the Andes chain for more than six ...

runaway train time, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

runaway train time

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... one of the passengers looked just like a character in the film Me, Myself & Irene. Whitey, a dead ringer? After the train we took a bus to our last stop in Ecuador, the beautiful city of Cuenca. Cooper soon to be Out of Ecuador Love Dan & ...

Lost in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Lost in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... We barely spoke to one another, for we were men and men don´t get lost. We walked for two, maybe three kilometres. Cuenca is a maze of cobblestone streets and old colonial buildings. They all began to look alike. Suddenly Margaret yelled, "The ...

16 tonne turning circle and skulls under churches, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

16 tonne turning circle and skulls under churches

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... into adobe mud brick cities with intricate wall carvings, then this is a place for you. A quick skip into and out of a town called Cuenca, famous as being the birthplace of the Panama hat (no they’re not made in Panama) and it was Nic’s turn ...

Slight mishap, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Slight mishap

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... like that. But no - of course it has to be my whole entire backpack......... I was merrily crossing the border between Peru and Ecuador when my big bag was stolen off the bus before I could really realise what was going on. I spent a few hopeful ...

Cuenca and its beautiful colonial architecture., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca and its beautiful colonial architecture.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... bus at the main plaza and for $5 thought why not? It took 90 mins and a guide explained all the beautiful buildings around Cuenca, who built what and gave us a quick glance at where the best areas were. Half way through it started to rain and well we ...

Disaster and the devil's nose, Riobamba, Cañar and Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Disaster and the devil's nose

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the road on our own again. We had plenty to look forward to... a few days working our way down to the south of Ecuador, Christmas in Vilcabamba, and then a whole new adventure in Peru. Well, the optimism didn´t last very long. By 3pm that afternoon ...

Banos and Cuenca, Banos and Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Banos and Cuenca

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... a USB connection is tougher than anticipated but will happen. Thanks for all the emails, please keep them coming and I will try to reply soon! We are off to Peru tomorrow and so it will be a sad goodbye to Ecuador. But I think I will be ...

Colonial Cuenca and hats galore, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Colonial Cuenca and hats galore

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... to watch that. After breakfast on the top floor of our hostel with a great view over the market we headed out to explore. Cuenca is a lovely colonial city but not sure if we are colonialed out or what but we didnt appreciate it as much as we thought ...

Shrunken heads in a colonial gem, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Shrunken heads in a colonial gem

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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IMH: Cuenca, Ecuador's third largest city is charming with colonial beauty - complete with cobble stone streets and breathtaking architecture around every corner.   We had one full day to explore Cuenca before embarking on our next bus journey to ...

Cuenca breaks up the long journey to Peru, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca breaks up the long journey to Peru

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... 't miss out on much. We got a taxi from the bus terminal to the hostel, as it was too far to walk. Apparently Cuenca is the 3rd largest city in Ecuador, which I didn't know about until we got here. Once we'd got dropped off at the hostel, we checked in. ...

The moment you have all been waiting for.........., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

The moment you have all been waiting for..........

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Drum roll, etc Question posted about 19.30 on 7th Oct. What is the capital of France answers to be emailed to us to ascertain if anyone we actually know reads the blog! And they do! 1st - Andrew Judd, Surfers Paradise, Australia. Replied 8th ...

Naziz Del Diablo (The Devil's Nose)., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Naziz Del Diablo (The Devil's Nose).

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... one would expect steamy heat, but our travels are taking us through mountainous country, including snow capped volcanic peaks. Secondly, Ecuador does not have a currency of their own, but instead all transactions are in $US. The $US goes a long ...

Onwards and upwards, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Onwards and upwards

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the bus outside our hosteria to Loja the capital of this region and main transit point and got the 11.30 bus on to Cuenca. Route was very windy and although road was good we both felt a bit ill possibly after effects of wine (are lightweights). Views ...

On the Panama Hat Trail, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

On the Panama Hat Trail

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Cuenca, Ecuador's 3rd largest city, very beautiful, definitely European in style, cobbled streets, boutiques and all that jazz. In the morning we walked over to the museum of shrunken heads, declined a free trial from the curator! Discovered that ...

Robbed by a sepo!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Robbed by a sepo!

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Not had a great couple of days.... It really started on the Galapagos cruise when I lost a camera battery. Well I can deal with that not a biggie. A day later once back in the hotel in Quito I noticed that my sleeping bag was missing. This could ...

THANK YOU DONORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

THANK YOU DONORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Thank you to those that donated to Travelpod and getting me more space for uploading photos. I now have plenty of room so the pictures will continue to come as long as the internet is fast wherever I am. Special thanks go to Bill S. Renee M. Kirk W. and ...

The Best the Spanish Have got, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

The Best the Spanish Have got

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... of bus journerys!!!! I travelled with Rod and Claire who I meet on the Galapagos trip, tonight we are going on the lash in Cuenca. Tomorrow is going to be painful with a 4 hour trip to Machala and then the border crossing to Peru. My folks are meeting ...

Miss Australia is Miss Universe 2004!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Miss Australia is Miss Universe 2004!

A travel blog entry by camille

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... I left Cuenca in a trail of sneezes. Things I Learned * Churches are always dark * I think the rain is following me * Cuenca might be Ecuador`s third largest city, but it is also quite boring to boot * If you are a chicita in Ecuador, all you want ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Cuenca in our entry from Quito, Ecuador entitled 'Land of the Volcanoes'. Cheers, K & ...

Sick but still trying to explore, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Sick but still trying to explore

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... again.   This time I made it and was able to wonder around the city between painful gut wrenching stomach bouts.  Cuenca is  cool little colonial city  that I saw between bathroom breaks.   It was never able to ...

Overnight bus to Cuanca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Overnight bus to Cuanca

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... checked out of our hotel around 6pm in the evening and boarded the "premier" class bus headed to Cuenca, a highland city in the southern part of Ecuador. According to Lonely Planet, the road was not in the best shape, a typical mountainous Pan-American ...

Cuenca -- a river runs through it..., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca -- a river runs through it...

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... the Atlantic Ocean. Geographically speaking it was possible, but I never did prove my theory. We have travelled in the highlands of Ecuador for about 3 days now, but we still felt fatigued and need to rest every so often. So instead of going further ...

Colonial Cuenca!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Colonial Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... decided to stay in with a few beers and The Simpsons...in Spanish of course!!!! Hee Hee! The next day we headed out to Ecuador's major Inca site at Ingapirca! When you see the photos, you´ll see it resembles a fortress of sorts and the word Ingapirca ...

Tourism through Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Tourism through Cuenca

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... part of the festival of Cuenca week and got ripped off by taxi drive which at this point in time I had had enough of Ecuador. I was in a bad mood and a bit homesick after talking to Mum for the first time in a while so I passionately hated ...

Ça tire à sa fin...., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ça tire à sa fin....

A travel blog entry by karine_vero

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... le guide. Une chilienne, un Brésilien et un Allemand vivant en Nouvelle-Zélande depuis plusieurs années. Le guide venait de Cuenca. Ce fut une journée remplie de discussions sur nos pays d'origine et ceux que nous avons visité. Ce qui a fait de ...

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