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.