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Our Pachamanka in Chobshi

Or “How We Celebrated the 4th of July in Ecuador”

Believe it or not, the 4th of July happens everywhere in the world.  Here in Cuenca, we had several choices to pick from for how to celebrate this day.  1,127 more words

Ingapirca: Incas in Ecuador

Just a two-hour bus ride away from Cuenca is one of the northern-most stops on the Inca trail.  The site is called Ingapirca, which is Quechua for “Inca wall”.  904 more words

Travel

Day Trip to the Inca Ruins of Ecuador

We took a day trip from Cuenca through some beautiful countryside to Ingapirca, a town in Cañar Province, Ecuador which is named after an Inca archeological site just outside the town.   228 more words

Two Faces of Travel: Aggravation - and - Anticipation

This week I paid for a few hours of Spanish language tutoring and I really enjoyed the conversation. It was a great time to voice my frustrations, ask my questions and learn. 791 more words

Come Tour Cuenca With Me

Santa Ana de Los Cuatro Rios de Cuenca – simply known as Cuenca – was founded by the Spaniards on April 12, 1557 but it isn’t the first city to be founded on this location. 434 more words

Tena to Macas to Riobamba to Cuenca

I arrived yesterday in Cuenca at about 4:00 a.m. after a long and difficult bus ride of almost 17 hours from Tena through Macas and… 516 more words

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