Gualaceo y Chordeleg
Yesterday I went to Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two small neighboring towns about one and a half hours outside of Cuenca. The most recent pictures below are of Gualaceo, a lovely spot with a river and the most massive fruit market I’d ever encountered, with little stands piled high with vegetables that only this climate can encourage. Chordeleg was a jewelry town—shop after shop after shop...
Cuenca. What a town. Breathtaking colonial architecture, tidy cobblestone streets, and suave, fashionably suited business types bustling about and appearing for all the world like they are quite enjoying themselves. Walking through the streets here, it’s almost easily confused for some historic European city, so finely crafted are the facades and so relaxed the tempo. I sit at a European...
More things I have learned so far
- I did not, in fact, under pack. Retracting earlier complaints. - Depending on the situation, my Spanish is either sufficient or downright awesome. - I am much, much more popular here with men than in the United States, except I take men here even less seriously. - It is best, when strange men begin inquiring—or even women for that matter—to make up a boyfriend (so far, I have had...