Hotel Pinar Del Lago

Ordonez Lazo, Cuenca, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca


A travel blog entry by rangjill


... walking around town, it is common to venders selling fruits, handicrafts, and melcocha, a taffy made from local sugarcane. Baños is famous for creating the homemade sweet and it is common to see a peg on the door of a tienda (shop) and a maker stretching and crafting the Melcocha by hand. It is nice to see a successful business maintain its traditional method using local products. We visited the thermal baths under a waterfall, where we met two other Canadian couples. We ...

Railroading Our Way South

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell


... 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 ...

Beautiful Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by lairsho


... months or longer, it would be $350 a month, quite a bargain with all the utilities, cable TV, and internet included. I asked Juan, the nice helpful young man who manages it, if many people stay long term and he said no, a few weeks to a few months is standard. We almost paid for two months, but I found out Loja and Vilcabamba are farther away than I thought, a 4 hour bus ride, so after Feb. 1, we'll probably go to those two towns for two weeks or so. Now that we've ...

Enjoying our time "waiting for DHL" in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by the5wynns


... city with great weather. If you ever come to Ecuador, Cuenca is the place to go.

Sunday my dad wasn't feeling great so we didn't do much except we went to the supermarket to buy food. But Monday was a very busy day. We went into town to see what's Cuenca like. We found a museum. We didn't find it interesting so we only stayed for four minutes. Then, we found a double deckered city tour bus. We went on the bus. After the tour, we also found a ...

Independence of Cuenca Day

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... models of dinosaurs. There were also a couple of club-jugglers.

After I left the river I went for another walk round town. At one side of the flower market a woman had set up a stand with an industrial-sized saucepan/tureen on it. Just as I passed by it I did a double take because I overheard her say to a customer 'Colada Morada' ! Colada Morada is the drink traditionally drunk in Ecuador with guaguas de pan on 1st/2nd November. I simply had to buy some! It's ...


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