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!
Am enjoying your trip. Thank you for taking time to share it.
Lisa’s mom! Sharing makes it twice as fun since we get to enjoy it all over again as we write. Thanks for following along!
So educational, loving living it with you ! Thank you so much for all the pictures, videos and stories !
Our pleasure! Count on us for a lot more of the same! 🙂
Nice pictures! What a pretty place!
We thought so, too!!!
I have a friend whose dad was a miller. Yes, you are right. The round stones in the wall are old mill stones. The pattern of the grooves is the giveaway. You have obviously fallen in love with this town. It’s obvious why. Thanks for introducing us.
Our pleasure! It was indeed wonderful…as was Saraguro which we just visited. Can’t wait to get started on the blog entries for it!
Wow!! Such a cool place. Just did a quick web search and learned that Cuenca is a World Heritage Site–easy to see why. Thank you so much for expanding our worlds!!! Best–Suanne.
The World Heritage Site downtown was pretty amazing indeed! Such history! And just wait, we’ve got lots more world-expanding to do. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, looks like a beautiful place. Love the pictures!
Glad you liked ’em!