Hotel Boutique Carvallo

Gran Colombia 9-52 y Benigno Malo, Cuenca, 00000, Ecuador | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $101.00

Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Straw Hats, Flowers and the Evil Eye

A travel blog entry by wwatling


We start out the morning driving through a sleepy Cuenca to the Homero Ortega factory where the famously misnamed Panama hats are finished. We get to see demonstrations of the process used to weave the straw into hats and the lengthy finishing process to bleach and shape and be-ribbon them. And of course an opportunity to try on (and buy) some very …

LLamas through the mist

A travel blog entry by wwatling


Bad news this morning. A landslide has blocked the tracks of the Nariz del Diablo autoferro. They do not expect to have it cleared until this weekend, so no autoferro ride for us. Gonzalo promises a stop in the little town of Alausi anyway for photo op since it is very quaint.

We leave the hotel at 8 for a little tour of Riobamba, …

That Time I Played Professor for a Day

A travel blog entry by mariposanegra


... a real job that will put a roof over my head after this little adventure. Anyway, it was fun, it was interesting, but I also know that I don't have the energy or patience to lecture full time. Whew.

Thanks to Alex, Clara, Jim, Joy, Maria, Esteban, and all of the folks who had a hand in letting me live out this little professor for a day fantasy. Back to real life and the perils of the Spanish subjunctive tense.


The Pretty City

A travel blog entry by sharissajj


... ones on display and a lot of information on the rituals and reasonings behind it. After the museum, we had just enough time to grab our stuff and get some lunch at the Italian place. We ended up chatting with an older American, a self proclaimed "anti-tourist" who was currently living in a smaller city just south of Cuenca to brush up on his Spanish skills without the interruption of expats and tourists. He was super interesting and it made for a great last day in the pretty ...

A quaint city to relax for the day

A travel blog entry by ashhigh


... the dollar as its main currency but it has its own coins although you can use US ones too. We didn't know what to expect for lunch from our cheap Columbian place called Moliendo Cafe, but it was well reviewed and the corn pancakes (arepas) with guacamole, beans and meat went down a real treat. There are lots of cool looking bars and restaurants there but we really weren't in the mood for ...

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