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Chordeleg Ecuador, Exclusive Silver Shopping at its Best

Chordeleg Ecuador, Exclusive Silver Shopping at its Best

Chordeleg Our half day trip to Chordeleg to do some silver jewelry shopping with our 2 out of town female friends was well worth it. Everyone left with some great buys. If you haven't heard of Chordeleg, it's a city that's a little over an hour outside of Cuenca ($2...
Ingapirca, A Visit to the Amazing Yet Powerful Past

Ingapirca, A Visit to the Amazing Yet Powerful Past

Ingapirca Ingapirca (meaning “Inca Wall”) is the largest and most well-known ruins of Ecuador. Only a couple hour drive from Cuenca, Ingapirca contains the history and culture of the Cañari and Inca's. Most people know of the Inca's and their conquests but...
Turi, High Atop, Unsurpassed View of Cuenca Ecuador

Turi, High Atop, Unsurpassed View of Cuenca Ecuador

Turi If you're in Cuenca, then you can't help but notice the white church that sits south at the top of the mountain in the city of Turi. A trip to Turi is a popular one even though there's not a lot to do. Panoramic View A simple taxi ride to the top will cost you...
Pumapungo – Incan Archaeological Site in Cuenca Ecuador

Pumapungo – Incan Archaeological Site in Cuenca Ecuador

Museum with Shrunken Heads Exhibit Most people in Cuenca know of the Pumapungo Museum as the museum with the shrunken heads.  But did you know that they have a “backyard”?   A backyard of an incredible archaeological site, a garden, and an aviary. The word...
Aboriginal Culture – See Oustanding Works in Cuenca Ecuador

Aboriginal Culture – See Oustanding Works in Cuenca Ecuador

Aboriginal Culture Museum The Museum of Aboriginal Culture (Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes) boasts over 5,000 archaeological items. These artifacts are from the various indigenous people of Ecuador, spanning centuries. If you are like us when we travel we like...
Santuario Church, Amazing, Actually in the Mountain, Ecuador

Santuario Church, Amazing, Actually in the Mountain, Ecuador

A Church Built in a Mountain The Santuario de la Virgen del Rocio Church in the city of Biblian is a beautiful church. Furthermore, it's built into the side of a mountain. We visited this church on our way to Ingapirca. Our driver said he wanted to show us something...

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