Oro Verde Cuenca Hotel
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... 241;aries, until the Inca empire spread north into Ecuador and took them over. In some places in Ecuador the evidence suggests that the Inca's destroyed the locals and took over, but at this site we can see that the Incas and Cañaries lived together. The architecture is a mixture of both cultures. The cañaries were moon worshipers and the Incas worshipped the sun, and at this site there is a temple to each. Quite a few ancient human remains were found here. In one ...
... made it harder to finish what we ordered, though. But I wasn't complaining. No way. One day I asked to buy some popcorn to take with me and the old lady, she seemed confused, but she asked someone in the back, someone younger, and they sent her out with two whole bags. First she said fifty cents. Then she said a dollar. She didn't seem to know but that was okay, I paid the dollar anyway, because it was a lot of popcorn. It was really good.
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... pistols and foam cans ourselves! We decided to take the open top bus and enjoyed looking at the old city with its myriad of architectural styles and the newer part of the city, which was less colourful and interesting. Some people on the bus decided to bring out some foam cans and sprayed passers by until we got to near the end of the tour when they emptied them on us passengers. This was annoying, but not as bad as when the guide said, "People ...
We've been living in our little apartment for over two weeks now and are enjoying our pretend resident experiment. What do we like about Cuenca? The city is more organized and modern than many we have visited over the past five months. The streets, in the old town anyway, are all marked, and it's generally easy to find our way around. Across the river in the new part of town, almost none of the streets are marked. While Jerry has visited a dentist a couple of times, I ...
... town we met up with the Welsh couple we’d met earlier in the day and some Belgian guys they knew. We plan had been to spend a decent part of the night in a brewpub there, but a) they said they were going to close up at 9pm so that they could go out (close your bar on NYE? Are you mad?!) and b) the beer we did manage to fit in was fairly horrible... So we sat out in the square across the street and drank some happy hour ...
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