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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 Ecuadorīs 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, day 3, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, day 3

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... now-deconsecrated 'Old' cathedral, but there wasn't that much there. There were some interesting black and white photographs of Cuenca and other parts of Ecuador in the 19th and early 20th centuries, though. I went on an open-topped bus tour of the city ...

Panama hat, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Panama hat

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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By 8.10 we were on the bus to Cuenca. The scenery on the way was as spectacular as ever and we arrived between 12 and 12.30. Dave had a snooze once we got to our hostel but I went out to the launderette to get some washing done... as soon as I ...

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.  ...

Hello Cuenca, nice to meet up for a night..., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Hello Cuenca, nice to meet up for a night...

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... ! The journey was typically hair-raising, though, because although the inter-city and inter-provincial roads are very good in Ecuador, the standard of driving is the complete opposite (I think I have mentioned this before) and the driver had to deal with ...

All Souls' Day, Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

All Souls' Day, Cuenca

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... my hammock for an hour or so before going out again for dinner. I went to an Italian restaurant for the first time in Ecuador (there are several Italian restaurants in Guayaquil, but for some reason I havenīt got round to visiting any of them yet.) I ...

Independence of Cuenca Day, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Independence of Cuenca Day

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... in front of them. The market was the ‘Festival de Artesanías de América’, and there were stalls from Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Suriname and Paraguay. I bought myself a $1 llama keyring made from twisted reeds/straw, and then had a ...

Cuenca, day two, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, day two

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... really good touch. The rest of the museum was good too. It had displays about lots of other indigenous peoples in Ecuador, including the Afro-Ecuadorians from Esmeraldas Province who are descended from slaves brought from Spain in the 16th century. I ...

Cuenca!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... . I had a steak that turned out to be really thin, but also very wide and tasty. It came with rice, (naturally; this is Ecuador, after all...) and some chips and salad. I was incredibly tired by now, so after dinner I went back to the hostel and read for ...

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 donīt 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 ...

Cuenca, day one, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, day one

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... brightly coloured skirt, some with an embroidered hem, a shawl and a Panama hat (or Montecristi hat as they are known in Ecuador...) Cuenca is a centre of Panama/ Montecristi hat making. Some also wear their hair in two long plaits. The men of Cuenca ...

Disaster and the devil's nose, Riobamba, Caņar 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 didnīt last very long. By 3pm that afternoon ...

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. ...

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 ...

Dinner for one..., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Dinner for one...

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... there. Based on a recommendation from someone who lived there we heard it had a few cool sights to see, it doesn't. Watching Ecuador's exit from the World Cup was a fairly amusing 90 minutes. Not that the quality of footy was any good, simply watching ...

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 ...

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 ...

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