It’s all on at the moment, we’ve just finished our last bit of packing for our 5 day Salkantay trek, where we finish up at Machu Picchu. In an effort to try and get things up to speed, I’ve decided to let this blog post about our time in Cuenca speak for itself through pictures.

 

Cuenca was our last 2 night stop-off in Ecuador. While being a good sized city it had plenty of the charm that Quito had lacked. The historic part of town was of course, historic. Plenty of nice buildings and loads of churches. In a last ditch effort to get in shape we managed to squeeze another run in, 40 mins – at 2,600 above sea level it was tougher than expected! Food was another big highlight, we found an outstanding restaurant Eucalyptus, run by a Brit and Romanian duo. The food was sourced locally but most of the dishes were international favourites – tikka masala for me and Thai green curry for Cel. It was a short but sweet visit, we had to make our way to Lima, Peru given the looming trekking deadline. A mammoth 36hr bus journey ensued, it was gruelling but surprisingly bearable.

 

That’s all I’ve got time for, early night before our 5am start! Enjoy the photo’s and we’ll be back online with our trekking action in 5 days time.

 

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Cuenca fountain

 

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I decided to practice my fly casting action, in preparation for our return to NZ

 

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Cel leaping off a rock and engulfing herself in scarf

 

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Stop for coffee in the second level of a gallery

 

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The new cathedral in Cuenca, massive!

 

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Continuing the theme of flowers, we found a market

 

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Couldn’t help myself, had to get floral

 

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Fishing flies! Although with treble hooks, tut-tut

 

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Chilling in one of the many plazas of Cuenca

 

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Local artists set on this wall in a big way

 

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In the supermarket buying supplies for the epic trip to Lima

 

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  1. Lima – Getting there is half the fun says: August 30, 2012 • 16:53:49

    […] just to make things interesting. That’s what we came face to face with as we traversed from Cuenca (Ecuador) across to Guayaquil (Ecuador), where we got a direct bus to Lima (Peru). It was tough […]

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  2. Latin America: Top 5 Destinations « BrendonFry.com says: November 7, 2012 • 08:42:06

    […] notable spots that I just couldn’t quite fit in: Tikal (Guatemala), Medellin (Colombia), Cuenca (Ecuador), Tupiza (Bolivia) & Salento (Colombia). If you make it out to Latin America, be sure […]

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