Blogs from Cuenca, South, Ecuador, South America - page 51


South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca June 18th 2005

A very nice city! Although I was pissing out my ass and sick for in bed 3 days, so i didn't really get to truly experience the city.....I'm sure it's nice thougn?... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca April 26th 2005

I know it's not been long since my last update, but wanted to post a short hello as I'm off to a tiny little village in the middle of nowhere tomorrow, it's so remote they only have one internet café(!) and that's $3 an hour, so being a tight-fisted traveller type I won't be using that much! Stayed nearly a week in Baños, was very relaxing. Kind of like an Ecuatorian version of Bath, with spas, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes and lush jungley scenery (ok, so not too much like Bath!) Lots of nice easy walking, and sitting around reading. I went biking and rafting, which was excellent fun! Class III rapids down into the Amazon basin, which were scary but not life threatening, inducing lots of girly screaming from our boat as we all fell ... read more
Me and Alberto Pulla

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca March 25th 2005

We must spend two days in Cuenca Lisa, the Kumuka guide had been adament that Cuenca needed a full two days, and we had altered the proposed itinerary in Peru to make sure we had an extra day up our sleeves for just that purpose. Arrival So far today we had done a temporary repair when an accellerator spring had snapped, and it was impossible to rev the engine. We also put a bit of grease into the pivots and hinges which had not seen grease for some time. By the time this was fixed, Mark was not only relieved had not having got us stuck without accommodation, Fran was apparently quite a lot easier to drive. It was Good Friday, and we were arriving late in the afternoon. I'm not sure whether this was a ... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca October 20th 2004

So, arriving in Cuenca late we checked into the Hostal Tinku where Claudia (another Galápagos friend) was staying. After marvelling at the spectacular noisiness of the place with the barking dogs and children we went for a brief excursion to get some food and thought "hmmm, this is a nice place". In the morning we met up with Claudia who was recovering from a rather nasty form of stomach bug and went for a walk via the Café Austria and the market - nothing to report there. A Real Panama Hat As part of our sojourn we came across a marvellous shop - that of Alfredo Pulla, a hatter since the age of 6 (now in his 80s). He showed us to his upstairs showroom from the main shop downstairs (with hundreds of hats hanging ... read more
Cajas National Park
Paper tree wood
Claudia & Sarah beside Cajas lakes

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