Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Intra Ecuadorian Travel

Cuenca! I was able to attend Easter mass at this gorgeous cathedral. Shortest mass of my life. Less than 30 minutes, including full communion! I could have easily lasted another 30 minutes just staring at the amazing alter piece.

The cathedral. The weather in Cuenca was amazing. The cool mountain air was a delightful break from the humidity of Milagro.

The 3 blue domes that make this cathedral so famous!

Plus a Panama hat factory! Yes indeed, Panama hats are actually from Ecuador. Sounds like a trivial pursuit question to me!

Onto Ruta del Sol. First stop, Salinas.

Good ceviche...still using prophylactic pepto just in case...

Nasty ceviche, with mayonesa! Thank God for the pepto!

Amazing seafood spread! Lobster, langostinos, shrimp, mussels, squid, octopus and patacones!! I may or may not have needed a refill on that garlic butter too :)

Ruta del Sol finished up in Montanita. What a crazy cool town, and not for anyone over 30! Beautiful beaches, wild horses, and a serious rasta attitude!

Ahh. Soaking up the beach before heading to the MontaƱas!


Abby said...

Wow, those cathedrals are just beautiful! I can't believe the mass lasted 30 min! Especially on Easter!! I would except any church that gorgeous to have a mass no less than 90 min ;)

The beaches look heavenly too! You got to see such incredible sites!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That cathedral is amazing! And the seafood platter? Yes, please! I have been craving ceviche lately. I heard that you made some on Mother's Day!