Travel Blogs from Cuenca
We are finally in our vehicle….
On returning to Guayaquil from the Galapagos we had 2 hard, hot days of getting possession of our vehicle. (In total we therefore ended up staying for 4 nights in Guayaquil!) Thank goodness for our shipping agent, Tony Delgado and his son Erick, who befriended us and guided us through the bureaucratic …
After several relaxing days in Quito we flew to Cuenca, Ecuadors 3rd city in the south of the country. The flight was good fun as it was a small aircraft and all the mountains led to a rollercoaster ride, Lisa was not so happy about this. Cuenca is the centre of Panama Hat making and is the most picturesque city (in my view) of Ecuador. Despite …
... going to Cuenca.
The next morning it was off to Cuenca but first we needed to pass over the Andes Mountains. Dave was very patient and we slowly climbed the first mountain and we were above the clouds. It was amazing! The pictures do not show how stunning it was. About twenty minutes later, we went through a second layer of clouds. The highest peak is 14,600feet. The mountains in ...
... of the fabric is done by men. They are the only ones who have the knowledge to produce the material while the women are taught from a very young age to prepare the threads and knot the tassels at the ends. The weaver demonstrated to me the traditional way to wear the scarf which I'm going to try with one of my own. It looks like a shoulder wrap with a delicate twist at the front. The evening was spent with others from the group wandering around the fundamentally dead ...
... br> After Peta's call home and sleeping beauty awaking, Peta suggested the Mirador deTuri for a view over the city/sunset. Brys thought some picnic items would be good so we went to the big mercado for strawberries, bananas and a pineapple. Easy to get a cab here: half the cars seem to be cabs.
The time at Turi was pleasant. The cloud conditions were problematic. I did not actually like the view all that much as the city just sprawled below, the ...
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- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center