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TripAdvisor Reviews Hacienda Uzhupud Cuenca
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... make our own cup. We then had the bravest part of our independent adventure: the trip home. We walked out onto to the highway and waited with others at the bus shelter. We had to just wait for a passing bus from Guayaquil going to Cuenca and flag it down hoping it would stop and had room for us all. We waited around 20 minutes and the first bus that came along stopped and we all got on (cost $2 each). The bus boy gave Dale his seat up front next to the driver while David sat ...
... t have much time to do things in Cuenca, but we did manage to slip into a museum to see a collection of real life shrunken heads. It was extremely interesting and extremely creepy. Aside for that we wandered around this beautiful old city, and made friends with an 18 year old Columbian straight edge vegan named Nicholas, who was in Ecuador to escape mandatory military service. He couldn't go back to his own country until he was 25, or else face double the service time for ...
... street art and pretty shop fronts. The city itself is well placed, about 2500m in the mountains, however this brings with it the cold and wet! After a great little walk through the many plazas we headed back for a 2 hour nap - it was well needed. Lucy then splashed out on a $3 hair cut (it wasn't too bad actually but very quick!!) and we relaxed by the rather lovely river. Strangely, ...
... around the cobblestone streets, past the cafés, flower markets and wonderful old buildings. We even passed a store selling fuzzy little chicks! And the river path was peaceful and scenic, absolutely to die for. And who can forget all the graffiti showing brown guys with Monte Cristo hats and big mustaches - awesome!
Our hotel was simply fabulous, too. Full of all sorts of interesting decorations, it was crazy busy at lunch when it filled up with locals on their lunch ...
... vendors with scarves, ponchos, t-shirts, etc. I think the most disappointing moment was when we found a scarf (they are asking $10.00, but they will take $5.00) with a “Made in China” tag on it… they were quick to grab that back and remove the tag!!!! If you aren’t buying from an artisan it probably comes from China!! I was thinking that I got ripped off because I bought some in Agato from a weaver for $25.00 ...