Travel Blogs from Cuenca
... of Ecuadorian origin. Made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm. They first became a hit in the mid-nineteenth century and are still popular today, everyone who is anyone has a Panama hat. The most expensive one we saw was $150 USD. A standard hat will cost you $30 USD in Ecuador but in the USA your looking at about $80 for the same hat.
Cuenca was a great city, rich with history and full of ...
... On Tuesday we went to a museum called Museo del Banco Centro "Pumapungo" across the street from our hostel. Manikins on display were representing cultures in Ecuador. I saw shrunken heads and I also saw some examples of Ecuadorean houses. The outside part of the museum has extensive ruins of buildings believed to be part of the old Incan city of Tomebamba. The museum also has different types of birds of Ecuador like macaws, parrots, hawks and more. Cuenca is a very ...
... on, was kicking my seat, opened the window when it was about 10 degrees outside, wouldn't stop talking, was singing at shouting level, woke up a baby with his singing who then started screaming and was overall just being a ********. Got to Cuenca, got a taxi to a hostel lonely planet recommended which was nice, had some dinner then went to ...
... very clever.
In Ipiales, I ate a lot of chicken and rice, drank a lot of very sweet and lumpy coffee, slurped soup with fries floating on the top, and had enough eggs to last me my next three holidays.
After Ipiales I had a day in Quito before heading to the Galapagis. The old town of Quito is simply divine (I think!) The Spanish colonial buildings are beautiful and painted lots of different colours. ...
... get back into a bit of a routine and have my own space (as accommodation is cheap here was able to splash out on my own room). The Buildings: I loved the architecture of the town just because it is varied. There are numerous examples of the white stone buildings that reminded me of Popayan, Sucre and Arequipa but also brickwork building that reminded me English architecture along with Neoclassical Greek or roman designed buildings all with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking