Category: Ecuador

CUENCA – The Athens of Ecuador

CUENCA – The Athens of Ecuador

History Cuenca is the third largest City in Ecuador, and the second to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other WHS site is the capitol city,  Quito. There is much rivalry as to which is the more beautiful. I will not take sides, except to say that Cuenca is known as the “Athens […]

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

CAPILLO del HOMBRE and FUNDACION GUAYASAMIN. “Don’t leave Quito until you have visited Oswaldo Guayasamin’s Museum and home, ” I was told three weeks into my stay in Quito. How was it that after three weeks, no one else had mentioned Guayasamin and there was no reference to him in the Guidebooks? The Museum and Home Hailing […]

Quito: Casa Gangotena

Quito: Casa Gangotena

QUITO  –  Casa  Gangotena I walked. And walked. And walked some more around the Old Town and each time, I would stumble on something I had not seen before. One day I was on the Plaza San Francisco, an expansive cobblestone square with sweeping views. I was searching for a particular address and looking to […]