A Casa Naranja
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- 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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So after a leisurely wake up call we took a stroll along the green banks of the riverside to the Pumapunga museum. We knew it was free to enter, so we just wandered straight in, only to be stopped after 20 metres or so by a security guard who spoke to us in Spanish. This was our first real test, could we understand what they said? In short, No!
I can pick out words easier when they are written down, or maybe if ...
... in the country only because the architects and builders miscalculated the size - they were trying to build the biggest!! It is the second (new) cathedral and was built in 1880. The judicial building was built in the 1600's and is very beautiful!! Next stop - coffee!!! I had a decent cup of coffee - the first since being on the mainland - and after such a disastrous lunch treated myself to a walnut ...
... never seen before, and others we've seen but have yet to try. Tomate de arbol, maracuya, and mora are some of the fruits we've tried and have found very enjoyable. There is the same variety of vegetables here as there is back home, with prices being lower. One thing that we've tried for the first time is plantain. We have had it lightly fried, as well as in a stew, and have found it to be very tasty and a nice substitute for potatoes.
... to test the stomach recovery I guess. A couple of drinks (I admit mine was a soft one, but jay had tea.... Only Phil managed a beer) in the hostel and it was time call it a day. The next morning I went with Phil to the bus station to give him an emotional send off... I mean to buy my ticket for my overnight bus to Peru. With Phil sorted I made the silly mistake of jumping in the first place advertising Mancora and bought a ticket for that night. Only when I'd paid did I ...
... We also visited the decommissioned old 16th century church across the square which is now a museum. It was weird visiting inside the former church with its art and murals restored but not a church as such any more. Later in the afternoon we walked along the riverside and came upon an art gallery dedicated to goths and metallica itvwas mildly amusing, more a cafe charging entry to see the "art". We like Cuenca a lot, it is quirky in parts with an active university scene which ...