Cuenca

I spent this last week living in Cuenca. Cuenca is a town of 400,000 in the southern high lands of Ecuador. It has a large city center, with architecture ranging from the 1600’s to the modern era.

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They have a realy cool church on the main square.

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The interior was realy nice; marble and a gold leaf alter.

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The city has several rivers that flow through. They have invested a good bit in fixing up the city. They created a very nice river walk.

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Cuenca is built on an Incan town. Some builders were taking down and old structure, and found these ruins. They span Pre-Incan to Colonial.

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Cuenca had a modern art museum, which had a cool exihibit looking at human interaction and technology.

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The spanish school I attended in Quito. Had a campus in Cuenca so I did classes though the week.

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I had some realy good teachers,

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And a lot of verbs.

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Day-of-the-dead eve, I hiked the city, and checked out the local cementary.

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And got some street food.

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The next day was Cuenca’s freedom day. I met up with Nick, Sean and Dany, who I met in Quito. And we toured the city.

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We check out a cool house.

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And found a new addiction-coconut  milk.

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That night we went out and enjoyed the party. Along the way I saw these guys.

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No matter how hard you try, you will never be as cool as these guys.

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Some people couldn’t handle the party.

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Cuenca was fun but by Saturday i needed to head on. So went to the bus station and caught a bus out of town.

Take it easy.

Paul

Ps:No matter how funny it might be to watch a military band play salsa, it’s best not to point and laugh.

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