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As I mentioned in my post about Cuenca, Parque Nacional Cajas was the highlight of the region for me. Its rugged wholesome beauty deserves more than ‘one brief look’ most of its visitors give. I suggest 3 different ways of exploring the páramo.

Ecuador - Parque Nacional Cajas

Ecuador - Parque Nacional Cajas

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Cuenca, Ecuador

The 3rd largest city in Ecuador is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and a stepping stone for Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park).

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

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I was having trouble with inserting pictures already uploaded in Picasa Web Albums into WordPress.com posts. But I’ve found a solution.

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You feel eerie looking at these dried llama foetuses displayed for sale, but they are so full of expressions it’s as if they are still alive.

Bolivia - La Paz - Mercado de Los Brujos - Llma Foetuses - White

Bolivia - La Paz - Mercado de los Brujos - Llma Foetuses - White

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Lençóis, Brazil

Lençóis, in the middle of Bahia state, Brazil, is one of those pleasant surprises you will be happy to have come across in your travels.

Brazil - Lençóis - Poço Azul

Brazil - Lençóis - Poço Azul

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Belém, Brazil

After 5 days of eating the same bland food on the Amazon boat trip, arriving in Belém was like finding a gastronomic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Brazil - Amazon River - Belém - Mercado Ver-o-Peso

Brazil - Amazon River - Belém - Mercado Ver-o-Peso

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