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Mar 1, 2012 - El Cajas National Park and Tiesto

Wednesday night Dustin and I went to Tiesto (pot in Spanish) and we knew we had to go because everyone had trouble getting a reservation, but things were in our favor because we walked right in and got a table. To start about 10 little dishes were served with bread: everything from different types of salsa picante to fruits marinated in rose water. I was getting stuck into the fruit when the head chef came by the table and said that goes great with our chicken dish, which we can make for you. I know better than to fight with the head chef...

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Ecuador 2011

Apr 17, 2011 - Parque Nacional Cajas

Ordinarily, neither Mike nor I would choose to wake at 6am on a Sunday morning, but our trip to Parque Nacional Cajas, once rescheduled and long anticipated required us to be up bright and early, which we managed with a minimal amount of grumbling. We met our guide, Adrien, who told us that the other person booked on to the tour was too ill to make it, which meant that it was just the three of us. It was a shame not to be meeting anyone new, but the fact that we were now getting a private tour of the park at no extra cost was a bit of a...

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Feb 10, 2010 - Parque Nacional Cajas in Cuenca

We met two wonderful young women at Parque Calderon last night. Cristina Calle is Ecuadorian and a med student. Rosangela Bica is Italian and a doctor of ophthalmology. They invited us to see the Carnaval fireworks and showed us a great place for dinner. Then they offered to meet us this morning to go to a national park. We drove to Cajas National Park, about 20 miles out of Cuenca, to visit one of the 200 lakes in the park. We took an hour walk around Laguna Llaviucu and saw hummingbirds, ducks, rain forest vegetation and even an...

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Ecuador 2010

Apr 20, 2008 - Ingapirca and Cajas NP

Ahh the weekend, this means no class and an additional opportunity to explore some areas around Cuenca. Saturday myself and a group of girls headed 2 hours north to take in the Incan ruins of Ingapirca. Previously, I had only seen Mayan ruins, so I was unsure of what to expect from this completly different civilization. They were quite different than I expected, but beautiful. These ruins were built in the late 15th century and were an important site on the Inca trail between Cuzco and Quito. The most impressive of the ruins was the ´Temple...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Cajas National Park

Hiking in Cajas National Park was awesome. We caught a bus about 2 hours from Cuenca with our camping stuff and entered Cajas National Park. We were given a map at the entrance and pointed in the general direction of where we could camp. We did not see anyone else the whole time we were in the park! The map was useful to some extent but the paths were next to non-existent and we had to guess which way to go on many occasions. The park is at quite a high altitude so it really tests your fitness... especailly walking with a pack! We only...

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