The music of Ecuador is varied. Listen to classic rock, jazz and salsa coming from taxis with open windows and no riders. In this city of parades, marching band music abounds. The local symphony orchestra hosted a recent concert, free of charge, which was wonderful. (Two Who Trek think it is best described as South America’s version of the Boston Pops.) Continue reading
UPDATE – 1-23-2013 — Two Who Trek attended a presentation yesterday and found there are many more Christmas-related celebrations. For example, Cuenca holds a Christmas parade that is over 8 hours long. Plus there is the Festival of the Wikis (no, not information sources. In this case it is a native word for tears) that starts three days before and ends three days after Christmas. Daily celebrations occur on the twelve days following Christmas.
Please consider this blog post as being just what Two Who Trek have seen during their stay. It is not meant to be a complete listing of all the Cuenca celebrations. If we provided that, WordPress might run out of server space! Now the original story:
As Two Who Trek wander through the streets of Cuenca today, the city seems a little less festive. That’s because the Christmas lights and displays have been stored for another year. But when we first arrived, we marveled at all the decorations Cuenca had throughout the town. Continue reading
Cuenca, Ecuador is a fantastic place to spend New Year’s Eve! No, wait – that’s not quite correct. Cuencanos celebrate “Años Viejos”, the Old Year. The festivities are more focused on saying farewell to the old year than in welcoming the new one. However, all the celebrations are much more elaborate than any in the United States.