Travel Blogs from Cuenca, Ecuador

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Bundu Bashing in a Bus, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Bundu Bashing in a Bus

A travel blog entry by gregr

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I arrived in Guayaquil after 10 days on the Galapagos Islands. I jumped on a bus bound for Cuenca, a small colonial town in the south of Ecuador. A couple of hours into the journey I looked up from my book to see a mass of smoke eminating from the centre ...

Squeeze and pull, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Squeeze and pull

A travel blog entry by kezandstevie

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... altitudes, we spent a few days travelling down the coast, sampling the tidy, pretty, yet generally unexceptional beaches of Ecuador. The first one, Canoa, was something of a sleepy, hippy’s paradise, teeming with shuffling, sandal-wearing, ...

Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuador

A travel blog entry by pimpc

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... much to do in them. They would be an awesome place to go to school or work, but pretty boring from a visitor standpoint. Ecuador has been a slightly boring, yet comforting place. The people are reserved, but very kind. There isn’t a lot of pressure ...

Papi und Nadine sind da, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Papi und Nadine sind da

A travel blog entry by papeleta

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... sich Nadine gleich eingedeckt hat :) Wir waren Gestern auch noch bei der Post, ohje ohje. Ich empfehle keinem ein Paeckchen von Ecuador ins Ausland zu schicken, es ist meega teuer!!! Wartet damit bis ihr in Bolivien sind :) So also ich habe ihnen alle ...

I´m in transit heaven, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

I´m in transit heaven

A travel blog entry by steffeff

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... for identifying and flagging down the right bus. Amazingly, we had to wait only about 10 minutes for the next bus to Cuenca, another 8 hours away. Mind you, this was in the middle of nowhere. And yet we still struggle to achieve adequate mass transit ...

Start meiner Fotopage, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Start meiner Fotopage

A travel blog entry by daenudegen

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Wir sind gut in Ecuador angekommen und es gefaellt uns sehr gut. Hier sind die neusten ...

Settling In, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Settling In

A travel blog entry by pfln

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Finally we are all ensconced in our temporary homes.  Half a dozen of us are on the top floor of an antique building recently restored.  Although the accommodations are not as comfortable as home, they are adequate and quite stylish.  ...

Oct 15, 2013, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Oct 15, 2013

A travel blog entry by bombenschorsch

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De la Nariz del diablo a la Cuenca de los angeles, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

De la Nariz del diablo a la Cuenca de los angeles

A travel blog entry by laurita

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Bonyour bonyour, Nous avons glissés du fameux nez diabolique à un petit bout de paradis appelée Cuenca (dont une des définitions en espagnol est un petit territoire vallooneux protégé par des montagnes). Il fait en effet très beau et ...

Cuenca Day #1, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca Day #1

A travel blog entry by jeffnjamie

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... Airport) and then went on a city tour. It's nestled in a valley at 8,400 ft at it's highest. (Quito is at 9350) Ecuador is a gorgeous and green country likely because it rains almost every day and has spring-like temperatures year-round. You can see from ...

Back at it!, Cuenca Canton, Ecuador travel blog

Back at it!

A travel blog entry by spikidle

... for improvement. So in that light I had decided that I would do another week of Spanish while I was Quito however on arriving in Cuenca I instantly feel in love with this city and it is just as easy to do Spanish here as in Quito, not to mention the fact ...

Media hype, Cajas, Ecuador travel blog

Media hype

A travel blog entry by steffeff

... Dornon was located near the state park in a refugee camp. First, we notice the new, trendy use of fusion spelling. ECUADOR + EQUATOR (which to be fair does bisect the country) equals EQUADOR. Next, we also note the very modern 1-sentence ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by izzie

Cuenca ...

Visite de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Visite de Cuenca

A travel blog entry by scutoe1817

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... la page Facebook avec le sous-titre : "les étrangers soutiennent la révolution en marche". Viva El Presidente, viva El Ecuador, Viva La Revolucion ! Nous continuons sur Chordeleg. Là surprise, pour la première fois, nous découvrons un petit village ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by zgirls

... today hiking through a ridiculous national park that felt like we were in a fairy tale...and yesterday walking around the city of Cuenca. Tomorrow we leave for the coast where we will spend a few days before going to Guayaquil for our flight...We will ...

Fête de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Fête de Cuenca

A travel blog entry by fatofi

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Aujourd'hui c'est le défilé, on part donc en ville pour cet événement. Sur le trajet, alors que j'avais les yeux ailleurs, je tombe dans un trou d'environ 70 cm de hauteur, waou, plus de peur que de mal. Faut regarder ou on met les pieds ...

revenir à quelque chose de connu, d´aimer..., Cuenca de mon coeur, Ecuador travel blog

revenir à quelque chose de connu, d´aimer...

A travel blog entry by laurita

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... , credit card but most importantly her personal journal recounting her great times here from the beginning. So like anywhere, especially a country like Ecuador, you have to be aware. However, all in all I still feel just so happy to be here in Cuenca, ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by michelle_russ

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... us to our hostel as we passed a Micro Cervezeria.. A microbrewery!  After all of the tasteless beer we´ve been drinking in Ecuador, we were so happy to see that sign. Our hostel was run by a super nice family who couldn´t stop smiling at us with ...

Santa Ana de los cuatro rios de Cuenca !, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Santa Ana de los cuatro rios de Cuenca !

A travel blog entry by romain.aliaga

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... todos !! Après un trajet très long et un peu compliqué ( 27h), nous sommes finalement bien arrivés dans la ville de Cuenca en Ecuador. Changement de pays et changement de monnaie, ici c'est le Dollar Américain !! Cuenca, une très jolie ville, est ...

Day 86 - Christmas in Cuenca, arrival from Loja, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Day 86 - Christmas in Cuenca, arrival from Loja

A travel blog entry by kittysheeran

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ITS CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!!!! We arrive at about 4 o'clock in Cuenca at our apartment we have booked for the Christmas period. We wasted to stay somewhere a little nicer and have our own private space and kitchen for our first Christmas together and found ...

LA VILLA DEL RIO a warm place after a hard day, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

LA VILLA DEL RIO a warm place after a hard day

A travel blog entry by serranoxavier99

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This is a very nice small hotel right across Tomebamba River a nice view into the Andes Mountains, the people are very kindly and the prices really affordable, the hotel has all the amenities that you need for a short stay, hot tub, direcTV ,wifi inisde ...

Neblige Busfahrt durchs südliche Hochland, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Neblige Busfahrt durchs südliche Hochland

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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... im Bus... ;-))). Der Nebel "klebt" noch immer an den Berghängen, sodass unsere heutige Busfahrt von Alausì nach Cuenca über weite Strecken in "milchiger Suppe" stattfindet, insbesondere im landschaftlich schönen Teil. Danach wird es besser und wir ...

Walking around Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Walking around Cuenca

A travel blog entry by jeffnjamie

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The architecture is pretty amazing - from old colonial buildings falling apart to later (Republicano - European influenced) styles and lots of ...

Bugger.... ripped off at the border !!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Bugger.... ripped off at the border !!

A travel blog entry by pimpernel

Sod it ! Thought we had all the scams under our belt but we still got ripped off crossing from Ecuador to Peru. This border has to be one of the most complicated.  The office for your exit stamp is 4km before the actual border ??!!  We got ...

Cruisin Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cruisin Cuenca

A travel blog entry by wylucan

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... some beautiful old houses and visited Museo Pumapungo.  This large museum has an entire floor displaying traditional costumes of Ecuador's many cultures.  Also on display were five tsantsas (shrunken heads) from the Shuar culture of the southere ...

Praise be to the Patron Saint of Buses, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Praise be to the Patron Saint of Buses

A travel blog entry by farnie10

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... were: "taking a day off to pray to our patron saint of buses". Given the ridiculously high accident rate here in Ecuador, perhaps that wasn't such a bad thing! So the next day I returned and thankfully scored a seat without problems. Those only ...

I am the Dikembe Mtumbo of Ecuadorian Pickup, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

I am the Dikembe Mtumbo of Ecuadorian Pickup

A travel blog entry by mariposanegra

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... basketball with me.  Somehow, we went from lightly shooting around to a full on game in a matter of two minutes. Funny thing about Cuenca, it is about 8,200 feet above sea level.  Which is just shy of a Denver on top of another Denver.  For ...

Haha, he's got a perm. C**p, he's cutting my hair., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Haha, he's got a perm. C**p, he's cutting my hair.

A travel blog entry by plodplod_pedro

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... , I should run the gauntlet. I didn’t. I ran off. Later, having soaked my body (and my pride), I headed off to Cuenca in the southern highlands, whatever that means. Cuneca is a sleepy old city. The sort of place the Rough Guide describes as nice. ...

Semana Santa and the quest for huevos de chocolate, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa and the quest for huevos de chocolate

A travel blog entry by k.griffin

... up for this by wandering Cuenca´s (pretty but definitely closed) streets comfort eating and searching for chocolate eggs. Turns out Ecuador has no such tradition, and as a result a lot of Cuencans are no doubt comparing notes on those bizarre English ...

C-Style, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

C-Style

A travel blog entry by sbizamreise

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... und bezahlen ZWEIUNDVIERZIG US-DOLLAR (vllt ist das der Standartgringopreis...) für ein Päcklein (1,3 kg) in die Schweiz. Nach dem Frühstücken (im Kreis der Schweizer) ging es zum Busbahnhof und unsere letzten langen Stunden Ecuador begannen...  ...

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