Hurrah! I finally felt well enough and had enough energy to go exploring Cuenca with Don. He has gone out the last two days by himself and has gotten pretty well orientated here. Instead of walking down the steep stairs at the back of the house, we went down to the mall and took the bus downtown. Had a good time looking around, visited a couple of museums (churches) and caught the bus back just as it started to rain. Bought a postcard to send to Aly ($.30) and mailed it for $2.00. While I was under the weather, Don took this great shot of an indigenous Indian at the mall, she was obviously having her very first escalator ride. Priceless!
He also took this picture from the bottom of the hill showing where our house is located. It is the house just above and to the right of the large apartment building. You can also see the Turi church on the top of the mountain which is also to the right of our house. Everything in Ecuador is up or down. Luckily downtown is mostly level! (And I though New Zealand was bad!)