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.
They have a realy cool church on the main square.
The interior was realy nice; marble and a gold leaf alter.
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.
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.
Cuenca had a modern art museum, which had a cool exihibit looking at human interaction and technology.
The spanish school I attended in Quito. Had a campus in Cuenca so I did classes though the week.
I had some realy good teachers,
And a lot of verbs.
Day-of-the-dead eve, I hiked the city, and checked out the local cementary.
And got some street food.
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.
We check out a cool house.
And found a new addiction-coconut milk.
That night we went out and enjoyed the party. Along the way I saw these guys.
No matter how hard you try, you will never be as cool as these guys.
Some people couldn’t handle the party.
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.
Ps:No matter how funny it might be to watch a military band play salsa, it’s best not to point and laugh.