Hostal La Orquidea

Presidente Borrero 931 y S. Bolivar, Cuenca, Ecuador | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

Ecuador

A travel blog entry by rangjill

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... The number and diversity of marine life was unparalleled to any other diving we had seen. There were huge moray eels scattered throughout the rocky walls, schools of 500 barracudas, massive parrot fish feeding on the coral, 80lb jack fish, venomous scorpion fish that camouflage themselves on the rocks, pacific sea horse, starfish, and green sea turtles. We also dove with huge manta rays and eagle rays that hypnotically glided through the water. The curious and playful sea ...

Experiencing lovely Cuenca

A travel blog entry by nancycaldwell

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... met with a firm negative.

Vega’s shop itself is a piece of art. Nestled below the level of the road, the property looks out over Cuenca. I didn’t see any windows in the actual workshop – a good thing for the view of the red roofs required by law was stunning.


After a walking tour of old Cuenca and a traditional lunch at the Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes we were ...

Still in Cuenca!

A travel blog entry by lairsho

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... s office last week, I was surprised to learn I've lost several pounds, but later realized it's muscle loss, not that darned roll around my middle. We've only found one decent fitness club here. I would join if we were staying long term since I seem to need to pay a fee to feel compelled to lift weights. We do love it here, mostly, and are thinking about coming back for one winter, but I've given up on settling someplace permanently. Wander lust is too strong an instinct, I ...

Enjoying our time "waiting for DHL" in Cuenca

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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... and irrigation. Near the ruins, there is a botanical garden to show off the flora and fauna of Ecuador. There are birds in cages including hawks, macaws, toucans and eagles. There are ducks freely roaming around the garden, eating berries and swimming in a pond.

Today we walked the two kilometers to the bus station. From there we took a four hour bus ride to Loja and another hour bus ride to Vilcabamba. We hailed a pickup truck to our hostel, Izhcayluma. In ...

Independence of Cuenca Day

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... roots and bottles of what I assumed were ointments, salves or medicine. The guy was speaking into a microphone and the crowd was lapping it up, reaching forward to take the bottles he occasionally proffered.

Then I bought a bag of fresh pineapple chunks from a pineapple and coconut stand and sat down on a stone bench at the flower market opposite to eat them. As I sat there I pondered what to do next. I thought about going online or just back to the hostel for a rest, ...

 

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