Tag Archives: Cuenca

The 7-day celebration in Cuenca (to see how many sweets can you eat?)

“No school Friday,” announced our Spanish teacher. A holiday to celebrate…how nice! We turned to the web and read up on which holiday it could be. The Battle of Pichincha, marking Quito’s independence from Spain is celebrated on May 24th. … Continue reading

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Rain or climb?

Did we already say that Cuenca is at 8,350’? After a few weeks here, we felt nearly acclimatized, but we knew we weren’t quite there yet. How could we tell? Every day the online weather forecast showed rain clouds for … Continue reading

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The Final Decision

For us, making a big decision (for us) requires information, thought, and discussion. We’d been talking about buying a Panama hat for Joe for the last year (yes, the whole year) as we planned our trip to Ecuador. Now the … Continue reading

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The real deal

Joe loves hats. He wears one every day. His walking-around hat is one he picked up in the Kyoto airport at the start of our round-the-world trip 3 years ago. For cooler days, he purchased a beret in Barcelona. But … Continue reading

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Plane or bus?

When you love to travel, the next destination is already occupying your thoughts. In your mind, you’ve leapt forward and are already on your way, wondering what it’ll be like, what to pack, anticipating problems getting there… And this is … Continue reading

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