Cuenca Travel Blog

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  So after leaving the Galapogas it was on to Cuenca. We flew into Guayaquil we caught a bus to Cuenca about 5 hours. We had booked a hostal but we arrived a bit late and they had let out the room to a very amouros couple so we dumped our bags and headed for a pub. Finally found one and had a great chat with a local guy who knew less english than we knew spanish. Very interesting. We headed back to the room and lets say we didn´t get a good nights sleep.

We got up the next day with our roomies gone :-) and went for a walk round town. It was Fiesta time as they were celebrating thier independance. So there were jets flying over for an airshow(Hamish was real excited!) they still fly Strikemasters!!! And a parade of their military, they seem a bit more prepared than us.

We found a wee reastaurant where we got a 3 course meal for US$2, nice I like cheap!

Then chilled out for a bit before heading out to a bar where we were told where to go for the Fiesta party. Found this big streetthat had been cordoned off with a Satge at each end and lots of beer tents and heaps of people. So we joined in, didn´t know much of the music but hey was a bit of fun.

Today we´ve just chilled out and done stuff all. Caught up on a few admin things etc. Off to the border tomorrow so this will be it from Ecuador, it´s on to Peru.

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