My last city in Ecuador. Very nice colonial town despite the bad weather. On the way here I stopped by the Ingapirca ruins, my first Inca ruins. It was nice enough, but after all the ruins of Mexico, I wasn’t quite impressed with this one. Cuy (guinea pig or hamster) is a specialty in Ecuador and I finally had the chance to try it here. This may be a weird comparison but the taste reminded me of the pigeon I had in Egypt. I only spent 2 days in Cuenca. It was cold and constantly raining. It was enough to see the city and enjoy the market. Roast pig is served everyday here. No Mang Tomas sauce though; they only season it with salt, and served mixed with corn and vegetables. Corn is different in Ecuador (and maybe the rest of S.Amer, I’ll find out soon enough). It is bland, and the kernels are bigger. I also visited a Panama hat factory (yes, Panama hat is not originally from Panama.)
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No way!! I didn’t know Cuenca was this beautiful one of my team members went there for the week-end but I passed because it was 4 hrs by bus from where we were in Guayaquil and thought I would not have enough time to enjoy and take enough week-end rest.