You loved Faces of Cuenca, well here’s our sequel: The Places of Cuenca!
These are a few of the spots that amazed, awed, inspired and made us smile here in Cuenca. (Warning: lots of photos here, along with links to a few videos at the end)
If you are curious about what the traditional healing ceremony is like we have a video (Note: there’s rather long sections with flower hitting and with egg rubbing, so feel free to jump ahead if you like…but don’t miss the final minute or two! Trust us!). Judith is a wonderful ex-pat living here who showed us around town for a morning – sooo nice to meet folks who are happy to share about their city. Thank you for being our subject!
Surprisingly “Panama” hats are made right here in Ecuador. Seriously! And all sorts of locals will, understandably, tell you so! Here’s some of what we learned about hat making (from the hat-making museum on Calle Larga, if you’re curious):
Video #1 about forming the hat.
Video #2 about cutting the hat to size.
And there you go – a little more about the sights of Cuenca. We’ve still got a number of blogs in mind, so don’t think you’ve seen the last of this fascinating area!