Tag Archives: Cuenca

AirBnB: 750 nights and counting

One of the worst AirBnBs we stayed in was our first. We had just started our nomadic traveling life on the road, and clearly we had a lot to learn. Four and a half years have passed, and we can … Continue reading

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We’ll Miss You, Cuenca!

Oh, yes, we will! Cuenca was old but not creaky; bursting with energy and things to do; a great combination of urban and green space. How could we not be charmed? For us, every day brought new things to see … Continue reading

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Ecuador and Italy: looking at churches

The old churches in Europe are masterpieces in architecture and art – as well as a fascinating historical glimpse back. Still, we limited our visits to a few here and there for a reason, particularly in Italy. We were appalled … Continue reading

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A case of mistaken identity (and other food adventures in Ecuador)

We planned to plunge right in and cook in the AirBnB apartment where we’re staying in the old city of Cuenca, Ecuador. With a little trepidation, we had decided to buy food as much as possible in our neighborhood mercado … Continue reading

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Playing with Art

On our travels we don’t go looking for art on our daily walks, and yet somehow it has a way of popping up where we least expect it. One of the reasons we have enjoyed our stay in Cuenca, Ecuador … Continue reading

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Changing focus: an outing in Cuenca

We’ve learned something important: if a plan doesn’t work exactly as hoped, then be ready to quickly adapt. The wonder is that often we are quite happy (or happier!) with the new plan. We’d read about the largest park in … Continue reading

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Think outside the camera box

Travel makes you want to take great photos. Consider stepping up your game and trying something new. On a lazy day in Cuenca, as it rained outside, we used our inside time for another lesson in how to better use … Continue reading

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