Cuenca.... Gorgeous City!
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We arrived in Cuenca last night. After trying to pronounce it at the bus station in Banos, and finding out it is actually said ¨Kwenka¨ we finally hit the road for the 8 hour journey! The bus rides aren´t as bad as we had thought, we have gotten used to them now and cranking up the MP3 player always helps (and having a wee snooze of course).
Got to our hostel, which is also a cafe so not a lot of privacy. We changed hostels the next day anyway. Have had a good walk around and Cuenca is the nicest and cleanest city we have ever visited so far in South America. It has gorgeous cobblestone streets, very little rubbish we could see and trees planted everywhere. Whats more is that the plaza is so green with foilage and so lush with the brick work of the old building in the background. Really really nice,... although I wouldn´t want to stay here too long becuse it could easily get boring here. We are all set with our new acquired DVD collection for tonight, so all are pleased!!
Off to Vilcabamba tomorrow, a town where apparently people live to be over 100 years of age.... we will see shall we?!