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We arrived in Cuenca (after almost an hour delay at the Quito Airport) and then went on a city tour. It's nestled in a valley at 8,400 ft at it's highest. (Quito is at 9350) Ecuador is a gorgeous and green country likely because it rains almost every day and has spring-like temperatures year-round.
You can see from the panorama shot the Spanish …
From the airport, we had a 2-hour guided bus tour, which is important to me; one can only tell so much from a map. In addition to driving around, we went to a neighborhood several miles removed from the old city. From an overlook, we could take in the geographical context. Riding from the airport, we saw the four rivers that converge here to form …
"You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy." - Eric Hoffer
The drive to Cuenta from Baņos took pretty much all day. We arrived about 6-ish after leaving some 10 hours earlier. We stopped of on route in Ingapirca to see Ecuador's biggest (but not very impressive) Inca site.
The van journey itself was really …
We arrived in Cuenca at around 10.30pm and caught a taxi outside the bus terminal. A few minutes on it became clear that the driver had no idea where our hostel was. He kept stopping at various hotels which were nothing like what weīd asked for. We kept telling him the name of our hostel and asked if he knew where it was but he wouldnīt admit he …
... of paper the world over, it wasn't simple to obtain. First you had to go to one office and line up to be told that you need to go to another office, all the way across town, to line up to be told you should actually have gone to a third office, a thirty minute walk away, just to find out you were in the right office in the first place, but the clerk gave you the wrong information. So we managed to blow a whole afternoon this way and walk away with no licence. But life goes on. ...
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