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Things to see and do in and around Cuenca Ecuador

VILCABAMBA-DISCOVER THE VALLEY OF LONGEVITY

Vilcabamba, the Fountain of Youth Vilcabamba is a town in Ecuador where in the 1970’s it was discovered that people lived into their 130’s. Still today, these claims are under scrutiny as many researchers have studied the inhabitants and environment to determine if and how people live such long lives. Scientists from around the world [...]

2017-08-02T12:14:23+00:00 By |

HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILMING IN CUENCA

Day One Day one of House Hunters International filming is here. HHI always starts with the couple arriving at a hotel. We needed to look as if we just checked in. Our first day began at Mansion Alcazar, a restored colonial Mansion, converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. We did have the option of staying [...]

2017-08-04T10:56:31+00:00 By |

HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL-JOURNEY TO FAME

House Hunters in Not What You Think When people hear that we were on House Hunters International, they always have a bunch of questions. The most common question is how did we get on the show. Followed by questions about the filming. After watching the episode of House Hunters International on HGTV, we realize a [...]

2017-08-06T13:08:50+00:00 By |

LA LOBERIA & LA CHOCOLATERA – SEA WOLVES IN SALINAS

Salinas La Loberia & La Chocolatera were two wonders to see when we decided to take a trip to an Ecuador beach. Living inland for a year, we decided we wanted to experience the beach. Friends were here from the states and our time was limited, so we drove over to the closest beach, Salinas. [...]

2017-08-06T15:14:24+00:00 By |

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 bus ride) with a population [...]

2017-08-10T06:47:14+00:00 By |

CASITA IN ECUADOR, CHARMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Casita What is a Casita? Many people worldwide own or rent a second home.  My friend in Bavaria Germany has a "kabine" in the mountains of Austria, and other friends have a chalet in Switzerland.  Many of my family members have cabins "up north" in Michigan, and my Wisconsin friends have a lake cottage on [...]

2017-08-10T14:35:41+00:00 By |

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 this time, the Cañari weren't so easily defeated.  The Inca instead proposed a [...]

2017-08-10T15:03:43+00:00 By |

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 [...]

2017-08-10T21:01:13+00:00 By |

PUMAPUNGO – ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE IN CUENCA EC

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 Pumapungo means "Door of the Puma. " And, in the late [...]

2017-08-10T21:09:07+00:00 By |

ABORIGINAL CULTURE SEE OUTSTANDING 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 unique experiences where we learn something. The sights in this museum will amaze you. The indigenous people [...]

2017-08-10T21:26:08+00:00 By |