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Our Last Days in Cuenca, Ecuador


Bob and I are enjoying our last days of our three month visit in Cuenca, Ecuador. We’ve had many new adventures in the last weeks.

The Cajas called us back one more time for an estupendo hike. Most of the day we were next to a roaring waterfall that calmed and guided us to the lake that fed it. We had lunch staring at the lake where two llamas decided to check us out. It was a perfect day.

Bob has hiked all the highest peaks we can see from the apartment. Early on in this visit, he set a goal to hike them all, and he did it and loved all the challenges and most importantly the views.

I spend the last week at a yoga retreat near the ocean rejuvenating and being peaceful. No internet, amazing vegan food and juices, and the sound of the ocean waves. I would love to make that retreat an annual event.

On a Friday night a few weeks back, we came across some crazy fireworks at the main square, Plaza Calderon. The fireworks are used in the celebration of Corpus Christi. They build wooden structures, attach fireworks to them, and set them off. We ended up sitting right next to the exploding towers. CRAZY & Fun!

On a much calmer note, we visited Cuenca’s Banco Central Museum to see a bonsai exhibit.  Talk about strong, yet small. The museum also has a beautiful outside garden so we found some shade, sat and took in the scene.

As I said in my first blog from Ecuador, Cuenca Rocks! It’s been a wonderful three months.

Sunday, June 28th, we travel to Peru. We have an overnight in Lima, and then fly to Cusco for a seven week stay.

Stay tuned…


Author: janeelizabethmarko

Jane travels the world with her husband Bob. They are always looking for long-term house sits. Contact Jane if you are planning on traveling and need someone to care for your pets, garden, and home.

5 thoughts on “Our Last Days in Cuenca, Ecuador

  1. love it all. Beautiful music Bob

  2. Awesome adventure again!

  3. Amazing Adventure and Life!!
    Glad to hear from you, Jane.
    All the best as you travel to Peru!
    Love, Lynn

  4. I love that you always attach the video Jane….pulls your travels together beautifully!
    So happy for your new grandson too!!

  5. Loved, loved, loved this! What a great idea about the video and how much fun to keep track of your travels. We miss you here in Cuenca and it’s not the same without you, but we’ll continue to follow your amazing adventures. Abrazitos desde Ecuador! ~ Connie & Mark

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