Originally Posted by Kedgi
I took a walk around Cuenca today and took a lot of pictures so you can all see how beautiful this old city is.
This was the scene outside my room this morning. It appears to be a place where larbourers go to meet contractors that have work
Odd, that doesn't look like a Home Depot.
FWIW, Cuenca is being touted as one of the hot spots to retire. Perpetual spring, good healthcare and low cost of living. From your photos, it looks like a pretty attractive city.
I am getting ready this morning to ride to Loja Ecuador. It is kind of wet and cool here this morning with fog in the mountains, and Loja is 200kms south, through the mountains. I know 200kms doesn't sound like much but we'll see how it goes.
We can't apply our North American views to time and distance down there. Few weeks ago, I drove 115 km from Santa Ana to La Fortuna, Costa Rica (not on bike, in a Daihatsu Bego). The drive easily took 3 hours, and the roads were paved all the way.
Take 'er slow and easy. Not like you have to be anywhere at any particular time.