Hotel Santa Ana

Presidente Cordova 11-49, Cuenca, 593 7, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Ecuador-A Slow Start, But Starting to Rally

A travel blog entry by mariposanegra


... sweet landlord picks me up and hauls all of my stuff to my new home. It's a nice small apartment, but it is a bit far from El Centro, which is where everything is. My apartment is like most of Cuenca and really Ecuador--the people kind of keep to themselves, there is the near constant sounds of dogs barking (there are a LOT of stray dogs here) or horns honking, or car alarms going off (which people refer to as the Ecuadorian ...

Never Say Never

A travel blog entry by dkoste01


... 550 ft where we now live, which is 3,400ft higher than before, so it is 10-15deg cooler on avg., and it rains more in the daytime. Lows can reach down to the lower 40s under certain circumstances.

My exercise routine is also slightly different here, and it has taken a month to get my blood adjusted with the increase in altitude. There are no easy to access mountain paths, but there is a beautiful city park with a ~1/4mi jogging track and ...

Day 94

A travel blog entry by destined2travel

... Everything is unrefrigerated, and they sell chicken feet, pig feet, intestines and liver of who knows what, and a few unidentifiable things… and the smell is enough to make you gag!! It doesn't take long for us to move through this part. We look through the booths upstairs, but it looks like it is meant for locals… nothing that we need. Back out on the street we come across a store that makes and sells Panama Hats. The store ...

Experiencing lovely Cuenca

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell


... push to modernize and control Ecuador – too much, too fast, a theme frequently voiced by Gonzalo. For example, professors must take competency exams every two years to retain their status at the universities. Who sets the exams we asked? A young man who didn’t know the answers to the questions, so everyone kept their jobs. For another example, the penalty for breaking the speed limit is three nights ...

Cuenca 2500 meters ASL in the Andies

A travel blog entry by benglot


... around there then we caught a city tour bus that took us for a 1.5 hour ride around the city. We then walked around the shopping centers and window shopped, after we went to the cathedral, the largest in South America where we attended Mass, this is the same Cathedral that Pope John Paul II attended in 1994. We are now just taking it easy before happy hour at 6PM followed by ...



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