Travel Blogs from Cuenca, Ecuador

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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...  ...

Harry Buys a Hat, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Harry Buys a Hat

A travel blog entry by harry.harrison

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... then? Well, the reason is that everyone at the Panama Canal, back in the days before TV, wore these hats, procured from Ecuador, to protect themselves from the sun as they loaded ships bound for Europe. And so by combination of ignorant Europeans and ...

Cuenca, somewhat failed to impress..., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, somewhat failed to impress...

A travel blog entry by angelontheroad

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... having to leave Paradise in Villcabamba I try to look forward to what I was told to be one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador: Cuenca. The colonial city of Cuenca is located in a scenic Andean highland valley (2600 m above sea level). The city has ...

Early retirement, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Early retirement

A travel blog entry by hielomariposa

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my first night in bogota i had a conversation with programmer from bogota who returned after 3 months in cuenca. He told me the name of his hostel. Fast fwd 3 months.  I completely see the appeal of this hostel. The setup is ideal for people who ...

Arrivee en Equateur, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Arrivee en Equateur

A travel blog entry by myju

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... lacs glaciaires. Le "chemin" etait difficile a reperer (forets denses, traversee de marais,...), bref on a joue a Indiana Jones ! A Cuenca, la plupart des gens portent des chapeaux (les fameux Panamas, qui sont fabriques dans un village proche), et ...

Good cocktail, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Good cocktail

A travel blog entry by vachon_88

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Cute Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cute Cuenca

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

... This museum "Pumapunga" is Cuenca's most important and has an excellent display dedicated to the various indigenous cultures of Ecuador and brilliant displays of their clothing and rituals. Beside the museum the archaeological park was of the incan ruins ...

Cuenca: The town of donuts.. according to Evan, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca: The town of donuts.. according to Evan

A travel blog entry by eyr

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From Salinas we made our way south to the third largest city of Ecuador, Cuenca. It was definitely the most metropolitan of the cities we visited in Ecuador and is packed full of maintained colonial buildings. A drastic change from the scene in Salinas. ...

Baños and Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Baños and Cuenca

A travel blog entry by rinscosta

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... . After two days of driving through these mountains, covered with cloud forest, we arrive in Macas. The last stretch from Cuenca to Macas was not relaxed. Landslides everywhere along the road. Big rocks, rumble and mud fall down the hillslopes onto the ...

Pase de Niño Viajero, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Pase de Niño Viajero

A travel blog entry by pfln

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... , angels, etc. as well as dancing troops.     Wait a minute.  Here comes one now...     Cuenca is a very liveable city.  The historic center is where we tourists live, but we are a small minority even here, so all ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by kathshier

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... museum which had an exhibition of guess what…yes Panama hats. Who knew that Panama hats actually come from Ecuador, and, more specifically, Cuenca? They were brought up to Panama to trade, the Europeans and Americans loved them and lo and behold, ...

Ecuador - ama la vida, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuador - ama la vida

A travel blog entry by steffiontour

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... nach Cuenca. Das isch so ä Kolonialstadt im Südä vo Ecuador und isch au grad diä letscht Station vo üsere Reis in Ecuador gsi. In Cuenca hämmer näbst Sightseeing müässe go shoppe. Ich han nämli nüi Ballerinas brucht, will irgend wonä dummi ...

Cuenca captures the heart, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca captures the heart

A travel blog entry by bobnkaren

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... . But boy do they make it appealing. As a senior citizen you get half off public and private transportation within Ecuador, including the Galapagos; half off tickets for all cultural and sporting events, including movies; half off electric ...

Ecuador in a nut shell, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuador in a nut shell

A travel blog entry by whereshallwego

Ecuador, country 7! Cuenca- 5nights,Alternative Hostel Easter, 3villages, cajas national park, banco museum   Alausi- 1night, Devils nose train    Riobamba- 1night, smelly Great pizza & limonade   Banos- 4nights,Molino ...

Tourism in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Tourism in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by jim.coates

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... regroup.  I really enjoy that place.  Visited the Ethnographic Museum and Inca digs managed by the Central Bank of Ecuador and just hung out.   The Central Bank of Colombia manages the "Gold Museum" in Bogota, with ancient gold artifacts ...

Cold Boxes, Cajas National Park, Ecuador travel blog

Cold Boxes

A travel blog entry by pfln

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... appear white from a distance, but it's not snow.  I found it interesting that so much water originates here.  All of Cuenca's four rivers, and others besides that end up in the Amazon.  In fact, there are springs all over the place.  ...

May 03, 2011, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

May 03, 2011

A travel blog entry by samandkate

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Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, Ecuador

A travel blog entry by biddy_travel

Cuenca ...

Every city should have a river to nap by, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Every city should have a river to nap by

A travel blog entry by calvinandhobbes

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... a few days we recovered the missing hop in our step.    You would never guess that Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador based on its small colonial town charm and supportive communities of artisans. Open doors around town reveal studios ...

Cuenca - short but sweet......, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca - short but sweet......

A travel blog entry by paul_nina

... it actually wasn't that long (about 12hrs) in the grand scheme of things!  On the first leg from Cuenca to Huaqillas on the Ecuador/Peru border the driver insisted on playing incredibly loud, awful Latin American music, which somehow has a knack of ...

The Pretty City, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

The Pretty City

A travel blog entry by sharissajj

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Cuenca is the second or third biggest city in Ecuador, and is definitely the prettiest. It has beautiful colonial architecture, and a bubbling creek running straight through the middle of town. Considering how big the city is, it's kept very clean and ...

* ECUADOR *, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

* ECUADOR *

A travel blog entry by g0shack

http://pandatopia.blogspot.com/2012/12/ecuador-ama-la-vida.html?m=1 Diesem Wahlspruch sind wir natuerlich gefolgt und haben auch das Leben in Ecuador in vollen Zügen genossen; was in einem der kleinsten, aber trotzdem auch der vielfaeltigsten Laender ...

Sunday Mass in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Sunday Mass in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by zivanit

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Cuenca, a UNESCO world heritage site in South Ecuador provides me a good resting point, while I have just completed half of my South America trip. Moving from one place to another, I haven’t really had the chance for a free “spa” day. So ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by emmaspiers

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... and I guess modernism ensured we were able to comprehend the things we saw and what we were to see in the future. Cuenca is situated roughly 2500m above sea level making the climate rather dry despite a large supply of water and any breeze a bit ...

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