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A brief tour of the house

It’s a mellow Sunday in Cuenca, Ecuador. I woke up about 7:30, stumbled down the stairs and went to one of the three bakeries that are with a half-block. I bought six croissants, plus peach jam, to go with the fresh butter that I bought yesterday.  Yum.

My friends, Nick (from New Hampshire, via Flagstaff) and Miguel (from Colombia) are off to Cajas National Park (about 30 klicks away) for the day.

Here, they are waiting for their friend on the Calle Large, in front of the apartment. I shot this from the balcony (more about this later).

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Then, I thought I’d take you on a small tour of the apartment.

This is heading out the door to the interior atrium stairway.

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Then, down the stairs.

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On the ground floor, one turns right to go to the street.

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Then, across Calle Larga (long street) to look back.

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That’s my balcony above. Below, the landlady operates a rotisserie chicken place, called Las Colonias. Notice the vent just above the L.  It supplies what I call Chicken Heat to that side of the balcony. It’s most welcome on chilly evenings.

Well, back inside. On the ground floor, we head to the back of the building.

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Before getting outside, there’s the barbecue.

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Then, the garden. One of my neighbors did laundry today.

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And, then, walking to the back:

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Nick has put his hammock there. The openings in the wall overlook the Tomebamba River.

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Other spots in the garden:

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  1. January 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    great tour! i love the vent below the balcony; i hope that you like chicken!

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