El Dorado Hotel

Gran Colombia 7-87 y Luis Cordero, Cuenca, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Our bravest adventure so far

A travel blog entry by daveanddale on Aug 06, 2014

... main terminal and turned out to be a factory shed. We waited with all the locals who had their bags full of produce they had bought at the nearby major food markets. The local village women wear stunningly bright coloured clothing with shawls and a variety of different shaped bowler hats. We are also getting used to the on bus touts. They range from food sellers to straight out beggars , to entertainers such as the blind singer/guitarist that we gave some money to, or, ...

Where the Sun Meets the Moon

A travel blog entry by lisasadventures on Jun 13, 2014

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... does this place feel like Melbourne to you?" That was it! It was Melbourne. Throw a tram line down this street, and you're in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The next street we turned down was a total doppelgänger of Hoddle street. The street art, the way the side streets were paved, the style of building: Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne. Sometimes the world just takes you by surprise like that. We could have happily stayed in Cuenca for quite some time. There were dozens ...


A travel blog entry by jeastty on May 28, 2014

... Guayaquil but it was slightly cooler than Panama, and just as dirty.

Cuenca, however, is a different story. It's a very well organized, relatively clean city that was much more populous than I had anticipated. The city has much more indigenous than Panama, and is certainly a more tolerable climate due to its 8300-foot elevation. I think it's the highest I've ever been, a little higher than when I visited ...

The Pretty City

A travel blog entry by sharissajj on May 03, 2014

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... there a bit early we walked around the grounds which had some I refreshing ruins and a small aviary with a bunch of parrots, a couple toucans, and some hawks and falcons. The museum itself was made up of two floors, the first floor being an art gallery and an interactive cultural section, and the second having different displays of different times and regions in Ecuadorean and South American cultures. My favorite part was definitely the shrunken heads, as they had ...

Cuenca, the end of Ecuador and Bogota

A travel blog entry by salsta17 on Dec 29, 2013

1 comment, 16 photos

... bumps, got taxi to our hostel then met Marieke, our friend from Montañita for dinner then headed for bed after. Slept incredibly badly, probably the altitude and the permanently itchy mozzie bites I got in Montañita. Annette and I went for breakfast in the place called Wild Horse Cafe which was run by Americans and had mostly American customers. It seems that, like Florida, Cuenca is a popular American retirement destination. Had porridge for the first time I left the ...

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