Travel Blogs from Cuenca, Ecuador

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Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuador

A travel blog entry by rangjill

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... from our hostel room at 7am. After a long and windy bus ride through the Andes in central Ecuador, we arrived in a colonial town called Cuenca. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999, the city holds beautiful colonial buildings, manicured parks, ...

Cajas National Park, Cajas National Park, Ecuador travel blog

Cajas National Park

A travel blog entry by vmcnaught

Back in Cuenca, we took a day trip into the Cajas National Park with guide Moises. First a walk around a lake to see some of the local birds: brightly coloured hummingbirds, a Masked Trogon and crimson woodpecker. Moises thought we saw a Toucan but the ...

Cuenca's culinary orgasm, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca's culinary orgasm

A travel blog entry by bibayfintan

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Although Cuenca is Ecuador's third-largest city, its central historical district feels more like a delightful old-world town, with tidy white plazas, dignified flea-less dogs and a pleasant buzz going through its charming streets. However, we'll ...

Cool Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cool Cuenca

A travel blog entry by leychica

... yo quería una ciudad más auténtica. Tuvo excelentes vistas y gente ... pero hay mucho más para ver en Ecuador! Así que tomó un autobús a Cuenca, 12 horas de distancia en la sierra sur. Se trataba de un autobús durante la noche - lo abordaron a ...

Videre til Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Videre til Cuenca

A travel blog entry by kjellanders

Nå blir det visstnok en hel dag på buss fra Quito til ...

It is called

It is called "The Most Beautiful City in Ecuador"

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... of the nuns which were pretty interesting. Here´s something that may be new for you. Panama hats were always made in Ecuador, not Panama. Cuenca is the major city in the world for the production these hats. We visited the Homero Ortega P. and Hijos ...

Day 63 of 126 Last day in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador, Ecuador travel blog

Day 63 of 126 Last day in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by mmlivelife2011

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... her friend Heidi have booked the same shuttle for Sunday, the next day, so she will continue to stalk us on our journey through Ecuador and into Peru). Did not do all that much on this day, however the day itself does have some meaning for Monica and I. ...

A Weekend in Ecuador's Most Beautiful City, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

A Weekend in Ecuador's Most Beautiful City

A travel blog entry by tipep

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Beautiful colonial city with stunning architecture ... arepa de chocolo breakfast at the market ... archeological museum ... a movie (War Horse) ... strolling the streets of Centro Historico ... buying coca leaves for mate to cure altitude ...

Charming Cuenca, Cuenca (2530m), Ecuador travel blog

Charming Cuenca

A travel blog entry by gregandtina

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Leaving Guayaquil took us short bus ride (4h, $8ea) east to Cuenca. The drive up into the central mountains of Ecuador was amazingly beautiful in that we drove through the National Park Cajas along the way. Once we arrived in Cuenca we were immediately ...

Natur pur!!! Nationalpark Cajas, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Natur pur!!! Nationalpark Cajas

A travel blog entry by sandraunddani

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... gsee händ und nume Grüüsch, wo us dä Natur chömed... El Cajas: das isch än 28.808 ha grossä Nationalpark im Hochland von Ecuador. Är liit zwüsched 3100m und 4450m über em Meer. Dä Park isch sehr sehr hügelig und hät um di 270 Seeli und ...

I have arrived!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

I have arrived!

A travel blog entry by pfln

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... could take in the geographical context.  Riding from the airport, we saw the four rivers that converge here to form the Cuenca River, a tributary of the Amazon.      But I only have a few minutes before getting ready for dinner ...

Dia dos de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Dia dos de Cuenca

A travel blog entry by sylaiko

... back downtown.  Turns out he’s been living with a curandero for 2 months up in the mountains and comes down to Cuenca on Wednesdays (and maybe Thursdays too?) to teach yoga.  And he invited me to come visit the curandero in the ...

Hace mucho frio frio frio, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Hace mucho frio frio frio

A travel blog entry by sylaiko

... couldn’t remember the Spanish)  Some traffic pollution, really quite a European city.  So Guayaquil is the US city in Ecuador, Cuenca is the European city.  I wonder what Quito is?  (a mix of both?)  So not the most bestest ...

A l'aventure!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

A l'aventure!

A travel blog entry by doudou_78370

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Après la grande ville, je débarque dans une petite contrée mignonne. Je suis accueillie chez Juan, appartement avec vue sur la ville au niveau puento del vado, pont famoso la-bas.   Je commence comme à mon habitude par visiter le coin. Ville ...

City Tour Bus around Cuenca!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

City Tour Bus around Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by spog00

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... hot shower  we went for lunch  and to do a bit of exploring. Apparently this is the 3rd biggest city in Ecuador but it has such an intimate feeling around the centre that you can almost belive nothing exists outside of it. Had lunch at ...

Day 13 Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Day 13 Cuenca

A travel blog entry by fish54

... middle of the city. Went to the Pumapungo Museo. Interesting to learn about the different ethnic groups that inhabited Ecuador. Unfortunately, not all of the information had English translation. Great displays of costume. Shrunken heads were a feature - ...

Cuenca, Equateur, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, Equateur

A travel blog entry by pourquoipas

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... situées à l’extérieur du musée ainsi que le jardin regroupant plusieurs types de plantes et animaux. Notre séjour à Cuenca a été revitalisant. L’Équateur est un très beau pays, pour ce que l’on a pu voir jusqu’à ...

Moving on after the jungle - southbound to Peru, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Moving on after the jungle - southbound to Peru

A travel blog entry by lucycat

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... of the good times - the dodgy generator, the jungle jeep, the termites...what fun! We left Baños on Sunday morning headed for Cuenca where we were planning on spending a few days. We got there about 4pm and really struggled to find anywhere to stay due ...

El Tequila, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

El Tequila

A travel blog entry by andyw79

... thing they had to steak was this weird meat that kind of looked like ham. We quickly left aupon seeing that. Cuenca is the third biggest city in Ecuador and is their Jewel in the crown. It is a beautiful City with many many old colonial Spanish buildings ...

Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca

A travel blog entry by oagjerms

Foreloepig kun ...

Stadtbummel auf 2'530 m.ü.M., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Stadtbummel auf 2'530 m.ü.M.

A travel blog entry by rahelundpeter

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Heute schlafen wir, obwohl die Sonne den Kampf mit den Wolken zu gewinnen scheint, aus, da uns keine Frühstückszeiten (mangels Angebot) "stressen". Gegen Mittag zotteln wir los und kommen keine 100m weit und befinden uns bereits wieder inmitten eines ...

Cuenca - Ecuador's Most Beautiful City, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca - Ecuador's Most Beautiful City

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67

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Surrounded by low mountains, bisected by the Tomebamba River, and situated at an elevation of around 8,000 feet Cuenca is Ecuador’s third largest city and the urban center of the southern highlands. Because it’s so close to the Equator ...

Maybe we´ll stay a week..., Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Maybe we´ll stay a week...

A travel blog entry by laurenmichelle

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Wow, what a crazy few weeks I´ve been having! I made it to one of the southernmost towns in Ecuador, Vilcabamba, yesterday, with my friends Floor and Lisa in tow, and we just about passed out when we saw the hostel we´re staying at - basically cabanas ...

Ecuador, here we come!, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Ecuador, here we come!

A travel blog entry by pierre-zuzana

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... they print their bills, or do the US sold them to Ecuador? If you have the answer, let us know... Cuenca is supposed to be the nicest city in Ecuador, evenly with Quito, rich in a colonial architecture. Walking around town had been a pleasure, with a ...

Pushed to the end of exhaustion, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Pushed to the end of exhaustion

A travel blog entry by craigwakeford

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... own toilet paper. The next morning I dashed down to the Central Bank Museum which was pretty comprehensive and indicative of Ecuador in that in the major cities they sponsor a museum. The ethnographic element of the displays were somewhat interesting ...

Cuenca, Ruinas Arqueologicas, Roast Pork, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca, Ruinas Arqueologicas, Roast Pork

A travel blog entry by paulcolver

Re Ecuador Sur Written March 22nd 2015 Cuenca, March 18th The hostel in Cuenca was El Cafecito. It is definitely a young folks hostel with music and dorm rooms but there was a couple from Calgary and fellow from Britain who were my age. In the morning ...

Sightseeing and Unwinding in Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Sightseeing and Unwinding in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by cstarandkizza

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...   The final stage was a soak in the main thermal pool. The whole experience was very relaxing and it was obvious why the spa was so highly recommended. Rested and relaxed, we were ready to head to our final destination in Ecuador...Vilcabamba!   ...

Cuenca in a day, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Cuenca in a day

A travel blog entry by indianajanes

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... of ethnographic exhibits that feature the clothing, tools, celebrations and sometimes reproductions of homes of distinct indigenous groups in Ecuador. It was quite visually appealing, but was a bit overwhelming as there is so much information to take in ...

Photos, Cuenca Canton, Ecuador travel blog

Photos

A travel blog entry by afhurst

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Colonial Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Colonial Cuenca

A travel blog entry by 2free_spirits

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... dan maar iets langer in deze fantastische stad en maken een daguitstap naar Ingapirca, de grootste inca ruïnes in Ecuador. De rechtstreekse bus vertrekt stipt om 9u in de busterminal. Volgens de Lonely Planet is de busterminal slechts enkele blokken ...

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