A Casa Naranja
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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 …
... So quiet, it isn't. But that said, it's doable and I live a couple of blocks off a main route here, so I can get in and out pretty easily by cab or bus.
Let me start with the good parts so far. Cuenca is absolutely beautiful with the green mountains surrounding the city and the colonial architecture that still exists in El Centro. It is also very affordable by American standards, and that has made it an up and ...
... all under a nice canopy of mature trees for shade. So I frequent the park a few times a week, and ride my bike with my backpack to some of the farther shopping areas if it is not raining. Just today, I discovered a groomed limestone path that goes nearly 4.5 miles with little interruption along the river, so that should be quite the refreshment for an occasional long, tranquil run. I discovered a large group of Ecuadorians my age and younger ...
... Casa del Sombrero" it is a family owned company that has been in business for years and has even made a hat for Princess Diana!! Amber has been wanting one the whole trip so we go upstairs to the showroom where she finds a good one. The way to tell the quality is the closer the weave (you shouldn’t be able to see any light through) the better the quality. It looks very cute on her…. Me gusto (I like). We continue aimlessly ...
... However, our speaker gave Correa credit for reducing poverty and making health care universal and primary schooling compulsory.
The whole time the professor was talking to us a political campaign – municipal elections are just around the corner – was setting off fireworks. It seemed a fitting backdrop for this discussion of a country that’s definitely, one way or the other, on the ...
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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