Cuenca: Yeah, we’re back in Ecuador!

The Old Cathedral with its famous blue domes.

We heard a lot about the magic of Cuenca when we first journeyed through Ecuador but we never made it there on that jaunt.  On the way back north, we made it a priority to stop in this city full of colonial beauty.  Although Ecuador’s third-largest city, Cuenca seems worlds smaller than Quito or Guayaquil.  It has a very old-fashioned, livable charm to it.  The only downside was that it is the most expensive city in Ecuador, with hostels and food costing much more than in most of the country.

The New Cathedral

Flower market
Front of the Old Cathedral. Palm trees and pine trees in Cuenca!
Walking along the river.

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