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Sangurima y Luis Cordero 11-89 , Cuenca, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Cute Cuenca

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak on Jul 20, 2014

... the hostal Posada del Rio where the lovely lady answered the door saying she had only a shared bathroom double for 20 dollars a night.Perfect we say and up to the 3rd floor of the immaculately clean with furniture polish smell overwhelming this hostal we find our creaky wooden floored cosy room. More joy, they have a kitchen too, yay. Shopping for food tomorrow will be a priority but for now we search the deserted streets for food as we're really hungry by now and as luck has it we find ...

Panama hat

A travel blog entry by lucywillson on Jun 07, 2014

37 photos

... too early to get our free breakfast from the hostel, so we went on a quick bakery hunt. The ones I found didn`t have what I was looking for but then we passed by a female streetseller at the side of the pavement - mostly they sell fruit and vegetables, with the occasional basket of chickens or guinea pigs, but this one had a big basket filled with plastic bags of buns. There weren`t any sweet ones so I bought a bag of about ten with cheese in the ...

Ecuador

A travel blog entry by rangjill on Mar 08, 2014

1 comment, 70 photos

Ecuador has been an extraordinary country to experience because of its kind people who show their generosity through their smiles, everyday greetings, and their willingness to strike up a conversation. Ecuador has also been an exceptional country to experience because of its natural beauty. From volcanos and Andes mountains to the endemic species of plants and animals in the Galapagos, Ecuador never ceased to impress. Justly named, Ecuador means equator in Spanish. Passing over ...

Day 93

A travel blog entry by destined2travel on Feb 23, 2014

... no time! Today is the election so there is a lot of car horn honking (we pick an inside room for just this reason) and we are still dry (no alcohol...good thing we bought a couple before). So some of the things you need to know about Cuenca… pretty much ALL of the streets are one way (una via), however they actually make sense! If one goes east…the next one goes west, etc. So it is easy to get around without ...

Railroading Our Way South

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell on Jan 30, 2014

2 comments, 12 photos

... was built in 1902 as part of the larger Ecuador system. In a horizontal distance of 12 kilometres, the track drops 800 metres accomplished through a series of switchbacks. The train passes the point of switching, a helper jumps out and operates the switching mechanism, and the train backs onto the new tracks for another downward stretch. Surprisingly to me, the downward trip was ...

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