Pedro Ruiz, Peru
Pedro Ruiz, Peru
Peruvian highlands landscape
Peruvian highlands landscape
San Ignacio, Peru
San Ignacio, Peru
Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

From San ignacio to Balsa, construction delays

Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

San Ignacio to the border at Balsa - great shoulders!

Back Door Road Conditions
Back Door Road Conditions

Bridge with "guard rails" - just wide enough for a vehicle

Back Door journey
Back Door journey

La Balsa at the Peruvian/Ecuador border

Border Crossing
Border Crossing

The "international bridge" between Ecuador and Peru at La Balsa

Customs office, Ecuador
Customs office, Ecuador

Border Crossing between Ecuador and Peru

Ranchera (truck with no sides)
Ranchera (truck with no sides)

Transportation from the Ecuador border to Zumba, Ecuador

Ecuador
Ecuador

Landscape in area around Zumba

Ecuadorian Soldier
Ecuadorian Soldier

Zumba used to be a major military post when there were hostilities with Peru

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

The Sleeping Incan presides over the valley

Vilcabamba church
Vilcabamba church
 Vilcabamba longevity
Vilcabamba longevity

The sign reads "World Headquarters of Gerontology Research"

Loja
Loja

Between Vilcabamba and Cuenca, we changed vans in the town of Loja

Cuenca street
Cuenca street
Cuenca
Cuenca

The famous blue tile domes of the Cuenca cathedral are a landmark

Cuenca
Cuenca

Doors of the Cathedral

Cuenca
Cuenca

View of the city from Turi. The blue cathedral domes can be seen in the center right

Cuenca
Cuenca

The beautiful banks of the Tomebamba River, running through the city center

Cuenca
Cuenca

Indigenous Cuencaña in traditional dress

Cuenca Flower Market
Cuenca Flower Market
Cuenca streetscape
Cuenca streetscape
Cuenca
Cuenca

Street food

Cuenca
Cuenca

Plaza along Calle Larga

Cuenca
Cuenca

Escalinita - a major stairway to a bridge linking old Cuenca with the newer part across the Tomebamba River

Cuenca
Cuenca

Museum building

Cuenca
Cuenca

Mansion Alcazar - a five star hotel with top-notch restaurant

Cuenca
Cuenca

Sumaglla Antiques building

 Cuenca
Cuenca

Courtyard stairway of the Sumaglla Antiques building

Cuenca
Cuenca

Interior of the Sumaglla Antiques building

Cuenca
Cuenca

Owner (in orange shawl) of Sumaglla Antiques building

Cuenca courtyard
Cuenca courtyard
Cuenca
Cuenca

Main Plaza

Cuenca
Cuenca

Courtyard Restaurant in Hotel Santa Lucia

Cuenca
Cuenca
Cuenca
Cuenca

Interior Courtyard of the Palace of Justice

Cuenca
Cuenca

Carved wooden doors

Cuenca
Cuenca

Street art depicting woman wearing a Panama Hat

Cuenca
Cuenca

Center of Panama Hat production

Student  Protest in Cuenca
Student Protest in Cuenca

Active student population protesting oil drilling in the Amazonian Yasuni Reserve

Cuenca
Cuenca

Art in City Hall

Gualaceo
Gualaceo

Ikat shawl at the Jimenez family workshop (La Casa de la Makana)

Gualaceo
Gualaceo

Ikat fibersbeing prepared for weaving Jimenez family workshop (La Casa de la Makana)

Gualaceo Market
Gualaceo Market

Plate of hornado - roasted pork with vegetables and hominy, eaten with tortillas

Chordeleg
Chordeleg

Main square with landscaped plaza and church

Chordeleg
Chordeleg

Famous silver filagree jewelry and decorative objects

Chordeleg street
Chordeleg street

With earring decorations dangling from the street lights