A Casa Naranja
Travel Blogs from Cuenca
Ecuador is full of surprises.
Firstly it is quite cold. Being on the equator one would expect steamy heat, but our travels are taking us through mountainous country, including snow capped volcanic peaks.
Secondly, Ecuador does not have a currency of their own, but instead all transactions are in $US. The $US goes a long way though …
... banana plantations and truckloads fruit, and we tried great coffee. After a week in Quito, we embarked on one of the best experiences of our trip: The Galápagos Islands. The islands have always seemed so remote and more of a place to be read about in school in reference to Darwin and natural selection than to visit. After significant research, we decided to take a diving liveaboard to experience the most we could from this unique volcanic chain of islands. We had a few ...
... soften them and in some cases dyed, then woven into hats, then washed, blocked and ironed! We watched a young woman in traditional dress working on a hat. I asked how long it would take her to finish the hat. Gonzalo’s answer – about three months. She only works on it when people are touring the factory. In fact, the hats are made by locals who sell the unfinished version to the factory for finishing. ...
... out several times a week, in an attempt to save money. The gringo places are more expensive than the Ecuadorian restaurants, but it's generally easier to get veg. meals in them. What do we not like about this beautiful city? Shades of India, it's very noisy. The car alarms go off at all times of the day and sometimes at night, jokingly called the Ecuadorian national anthem. Some guy keeps parking his car in front of our apartment building and his alarm gets stuck and ...
... santos and Madre de Dios. There was a communion, with a gold cup and bowl taken from within a gold box in the altar, but only the front couple of sections of the congregation went up for it. Then, during a hymn/piece of recorded music, the collectors went round with bags on the end of sticks. Soon after this about two thirds of the congregation left, so I assumed that was the end of the service, but then a nun started speaking into the microphone, so I’m not actually ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsA Casa Naranja Cuenca
No English but next door happy to translate, basic but large rooms, we had an early trip but the proprietor was happy to provide a 6am breakfast. Clean and central location. Good value for the price.
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