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... their children. You see A LOT of kids in Ecuador because people take their kids everywhere. In three months, only once did I see a parent tell his child to stop doing something (he was carrying the kid on his shoulders and the kid was literally beating him in the head). My other American friend has been there for a year and she also reports that she has never seen a parent admonish a child. I don't know what the cultural rule is here, ...
... us and we decided to catch the earlier
back bus to get out of the weather. The other reason was the bus boy when we
arrived said the only other bus back may not come so we left earlier than we
wanted and arrived back in Cuenca at the bus station. We tried to buy a bus
ticket to Riobamba, our next stop, in 2 days’ time but they wouldn’t sell it to
us so far in advance!? We then got a taxi to the museum we had been at
yesterday that was closed ...
... of Ecuadorian origin. Made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm. They first became a hit in the mid-nineteenth century and are still popular today, everyone who is anyone has a Panama hat. The most expensive one we saw was $150 USD. A standard hat will cost you $30 USD in Ecuador but in the USA your looking at about $80 for the same hat.
Cuenca was a great city, rich with history and full of ...
... was inhabited by indigenous people before the Inca conquered them; thereafter they lived more or less peacefully under Inca direction.
Of primary interest is the remains of an astronomical observatory, one wall of which seems to be in tact. Through the strategic placement of a doorway, the sun casts shadows that move with the months of the year. There is a large rock with ...
... even made a disco in his apartment, where him and his friends taught us a typical ecuadorian drinking game that we will take with us wherever we go. We really couldn't have asked for a better host, and feel like we've made a friend for life.
Our final stop was Loja, a nice little town in the south of Ecuador with beautiful sunshine. We write this blog from our hotel beds, as we prepare ourselves for a long bus journey to... ...