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Soldados and El Cajas…the Ecuador Andes

June 18, 2008 By: admin Category: Andes, Expat Life, Rainy Season, The Cajas 2 Comments →

(Note: First…at the end is a link to photos that you absolutely should not miss!)

There is a valley outside Cuenca that has become my dream.  Nestled between mountains, yes, a river runs through it. I have been out that valley about 8 times now, each time going a bit further. The further you go, the more the landscape changes…from lush green to paramo where the handful of residents plant bushes around an area to use as a garden because otherwise, the wind is too harsh and the nights too cool to grow anything. (more…)

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