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Travel Blogs from Cuenca
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 …
... thing is that the instant I first tasted it I got the most powerful feeling of deja vu. Not in the sense that I felt I'd been to the restaurant before, but in the 'I have tasted this taste before'. It had a very particular taste, but I have definitely never eaten it before. After the humita I had a Cuenca speciality - 'seco de chivo', goat stew. It came with 'arroz oro' or golden rice, some fried long plantain slices, a piece of tomato and slices of avocado.
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking