Cuenca is the sort of place to put on some comfortable walking shoes and just wander around. If you get bored and crave the outdoors, a 1/2 hour bus ride is Cajas National Park, which offers excellent and safe hiking. The towns of Chordeleg, Sigsig and Gualaceo are a convenient day trip to get in some small town culture. We were accompanied by our Chinese friend Bones while we were in Cuenca and we even managed to celebrate Pongal together.
A small photo tour of Cuenca:
|Local sweet stall|
|at the plaza|
|Waiting for the sun to rise at the bus station|
|We were just walking and saw this performance at the plaza as we passed by. No idea why.|