Rocking Out in Cuenca
We settle into a hostel that is in the mini tourist ghetto of Cuenca. With cheap rent, a kitchen and not terribly too much to do in Cuenca we have some very very cheap days and Mika finally starts her own blog in Japanese. We end up staying here for fourteen days which is the longest we have stayed anywhere since being at Mika's mother's house way back in June. On a scale from Crappy to Fantastic I would rate the city as "Pretty Nice." I can see the charm and why some North Americans would want to come. But let's be honest, being much much much cheaper than Arizona, Spain or the fancy parts of Mexico is the real reason most expat retirees end up here.
|A typical old building of Cuenca|
We also catch another show with more flutes and a funky light show, an arts festival and a rock concert (thankfully this time without any flutes) headlined by Sergio Sacoto who apparently is pretty well known in Ecuador.
|A psychedelic light show on the church wall|
|Sampling edible roses dipped in chocolate at the arts fair|
Day at the Museum
|The museum as seen through the eyes of children|
|and through my camerea lens|
|Sloth and human tsantsas|
The remaining walls of Pumapungo
Do not bother the birds.
If I were a bird being in this cage I would be quite bothering.
An Ecuador Hat?
French fries come from France, dutch ovens come from Holland and panama hats come from Ecuador.
|This plant will be a hat|
|A panama hat press|
Follow the link to see our daytrips from Cuenca.