Cuenca: a top little city
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Arriving in Cuenca's historic centre, it wasnt the Ecuador we knew. The colonial style buildings with little balconies were all class, there were trendy little cafes everywhere, lots of clothing and shoe stores, some organisation in the road rules, a beautiful river running through the middle....it was definitely a place that had its act together. A student town with a number of Universities, it had a vibe that was different to what we had so far experienced in Ecuador. Not better or worse, just different.
The historic buildings were the main reason for us visiting and they didnt let us down. My only regret being that I didnt get more photos. The narrow cobblestone streets were also a highlight. We stayed in an excellent hostel, 'El Cafecita' I think it was called.
We pretty much covered the sights in 2 days and with the weather not so flash we decided to head for Vilcabamba...a case of leaving the best to last!!