Hotel Inca Real
Travel Blogs from Cuenca
... does this place feel like Melbourne to you?" That was it! It was Melbourne. Throw a tram line down this street, and you're in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The next street we turned down was a total doppelgänger of Hoddle street. The street art, the way the side streets were paved, the style of building: Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne. Sometimes the world just takes you by surprise like that. We could have happily stayed in Cuenca for quite some time. There were dozens ...
... magical. Boulders lined the ocean floor, with fish everywhere: big and small. I chased around some marine life with my camera, desperate to capture such exotic beauty. I wanted to preserve the incredible experience. I swam with a diamondback stingray, streamer hogfish, damselfish, different wrasses, convict tangs, an assortment of grunt species, and two sea turtles: a green sea turtle and a hawksbill. My greatest experience was with ...
... quite boring), the Museum of the Central Bank (fairly interesting stuff about the indigenous communities with scary life-size statues in straw huts etc) and a curiosity shop with strange antiques. What most struck us about Cuenca was the wealth and the emphasis on shopping! Nowhere (apart from the UK of course) had we seen people making mad dashes to the shops to buy food, toys, clothes etc until about 10pm - EVEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY!!! It was insane. ...
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When we arrived at the Cuenca bus station, we walked the eight blocks to our hostel. We are in the center of the city so it has big sidewalks and crowded streets. We stopped along the way to get fresh coconuts from a street vendor. Wanting to explore ...
... person, to some very fancy upmarket restaurants, I think aimed at ex-pats (apparently Cuenca was voted one of the world's best cities to retire). There's an Argentinian place next to our hostel whose menu is 'chicken' or 'steak' which looks pretty awesome.
9.00 either a drink with the other students or a chilled evening - school in the morning!
Subsequently I don't have any new photos, but ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet