Hotel El Conquistador
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel El Conquistador Cuenca
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... was a mixture of pork, chicken, different kinds of corn, fried pig skin, potatoes, plantains, soup, and salad. It was excellent, but it was just way too much food. Between the four of us we couldn’t get close to finishing it.
We drove back to Cuenca from there, and this time Andrea drove. Her mom had been driving in the morning, but we got stopped at a police checkpoint ...
... headed back to the hostel to catch up with Jay. Jay had been and hiked the national park that day, which he said was glorious and pretty empty of people - if I'd had more time and felt up to it this would have been a good shout, but you can't do everything I guess. That night things got really crazy. Phil went out and bought a burger and fried from a hole in the wall/ takeaway and I treated myself to saltipapa (basically fries with hotdog type meat on top) for a dollar. The ...
... a good area to stay and Lauren and Carl quickly found us another place to stay. After checking in it was time for dinner but by now it was getting late and the only place that was open was McDonalds. We haven't had too much fast food on this trip so it was a nice treat for Chris. Now that we are in Ecuador we have to get used to spending US dollars which is a bit crazy. We keep looking at things and thinking $5, that's nothing, but of course it is actual dollars ...
... We also visited the decommissioned old 16th century church across the square which is now a museum. It was weird visiting inside the former church with its art and murals restored but not a church as such any more. Later in the afternoon we walked along the riverside and came upon an art gallery dedicated to goths and metallica itvwas mildly amusing, more a cafe charging entry to see the "art". We like Cuenca a lot, it is quirky in parts with an active university scene which ...
By 8.10 we were on the bus to Cuenca. The scenery on the way was as spectacular as ever and we arrived between 12 and 12.30. Dave had a snooze once we got to our hostel but I went out to the launderette to get some washing done... as soon as I arrived at the main square I noticed that a parade was going on with soldiers in ceremonial white and either black or navy blue uniforms. They were raising and occasionally twirling batons and some trumpeters played ...