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... female bodies were found, suggesting that the building was used as some kind if concubine house. In another building a tomb was found, containing a woman wearing lots of gold, surrounded by a circle of people (male and female) in the fetal position. The woman was obviously very important in the society and was buried with her servants so that they may go on to serve her in the next life. We spent a few hours exploring the city, finishing in the castle-like temple of the sun. ...
... that part of town and am still trying to figure out where a certain cafe is. Of course, I'm directionally challenged so that plays into it, but I like it better in the old town where we make new sightings daily of beautiful colonial buildings or yet another graceful old church. We also like this fact that we keep making new discoveries. We had walked a few times for more than several blocks along the Tomebamba River that separates the old town from the new. Two days ...
... wrong stop and walking for a bit (probs a good thing as we had spent most of the day sitting!) we were checked in and off in search of a glass of wine and some food :) With dinner we tried some leche de tigre shots. Quite nutty but good.
Day 39: 24 November 2013
After breakfast we went to see the old town of Cuenca. Like Quito there are lots of churches and colonial buildings to see here. We saw La Mered, both the old and new cathedrals and the ...
Since we left you, the Spanish has begun. We've signed up for 5 days of 4 hours per day. Luckily we started on a Friday, so after one day of hard slog we are immediately enjoying a weekend break (bit of revision today, I had forgotten fork and knife - tenedor and cuchillo if you are interested...). The lesson itself was interesting, with intense vocab for 2 hours (clothes, kitchen, parts of the body... ...
Cuenca is in the centre of a collection of villages and towns that specialise in the hand made and hand grown. From flowers that are exported worldwide to fabrics and leather shoes, it is in a hub of craft creations. This area of Ecuador is inhabited by a much higher proportion of indigenous people that previous locations. The old lady's in their traditional dress are commonplace here and make the place all the more endearing. Their faces seem to have their whole lives ...
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