Oro Verde Cuenca Hotel
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I remember one night last year in a Cuenca hostel, trying to sleep in a bed piled high with four or five thick wool blankets, unable to sleep because the noise from my chattering teeth kept me awake. I braved the cold room to find my blow dryer, fumbled behind the immovable bed to plug it in, and crawled under the blankets with it to get warm. After I thawed for about ten minutes, I turned it off and tried again to sink into forgetfulness, ...
... route they take but the commentary is done in English as well so we hear a little about the history of the city. They take us to an area overlooking the city and the view is beautiful. There are some shops there, but not as many as we were lead to believe. Our favorite is the pottery guy (you pass his shop on the way up). His name is Eduardo Vega and his studio is beside “Mirador de Turi” (I've heard a taxi should cost you ...
... 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 ...
... We've had several glorious sunny days or parts of days, but cloudy is the common state. Jerry says he feels like an outsider. I suppose I feel some of that, but it doesn't bother me as much as it does him. I should be studying Spanish, but decided not to sign up for classes because it shapes my day too much. I told myself I would study online, but that doesn't seem to happen much, any more than my repeated vows to use the elastic bands I brought along for exercise. At ...
... jam. As you can imagine with the patient of the South American's there was enough beeping of horns to send you deaf and some very frustrated people who were trying to push themselves through nearly causing a huge pile up. It was all worth it though as the view was really nice and we even got a free drink at the top which was a local home brew served hot. Cuenca was very beautiful colonial town with a new twist to it. There were many clothing, electrical and souvenir ...
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