Todd and I have just returned from our second trip to Cuenca for our first round of fun dental procedures. Our appointments were scheduled for last Tuesday, so we left on Monday, planned on staying through until at least Thursday morning, but ended up adding an extra day just because we were enjoying the city so much. We got back to Olon on Friday afternoon.
|Window #83 (s)|
|The large food court at the|
Guayaquil Bus Terminal
To give you some idea of the costs:
Cuenca is such a picturesque and charming city – we certainly have fallen under its spell – and can understand why so many expats choose to live there.
Todd had a chance to attend noon mass at the stunning Catedral Nueva, and I joined him after that.
We explored a few more churches that were open, poked around the bazaars on General Torres, sat on the banks of the Rio Tomebamba to relax for a while and then just kind of stumbled onto the “CoffeeTree” outdoor café on Calle Larga (near Iglesia La Merced) for an afternoon beer.
|Vickie & Todd|
|Iglesia La Merced|
Also, as coincidence would have it,
our friends and neighbors from Olon – Doug and Pam – arrived in Cuenca on Wednesday afternoon (staying in a hotel less than a block from ours – the lovely “San Juan”). We all had dinner at the popular Raymipampa" (next to the Catedral Nueva), that had an extensive menu at reasonable prices.