Sorting out tours, then off for some museum time
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Not too spectacular a day this one, it was more about lining up some time out in the National park for the following day. Cuenca is a very easy city to walk around so I never found any need for taxis except for to airports and bus stations (and I finally found an ATM. So I managed to wander to a tour company called Terra Diversa to have a look in to options for the following day. Unfortunately early in the week a lot of the more active tours (mountain biking etc) aren't offered so the best on offer was a one day hike in Cajas National Park for $30 so I went for that.
So with plans all sorted I thought I'd head to the Banco de Central museum, I think I'd had enough museum-free time since Europe to face them again.
There were a few interesting facts here and there, like the fact that the Shuar tribe gives a new-born baby a hallucinagen as soon as it is born. Quite a trippy way to come in to the world! One of the other ¨highlights¨of the museum that the guidebooks mention is that there a re ruins out the back from the Inca empire. However these are ruins only in the loosest sense of the word, you need a quite a bit of imagination to picture the Incas walking around with intact houses here