Fragrances and other lovely things (Drive Day 152: November 28th, 2003)

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It’s hard to compete with the natural beauty of Cuenca – even the air is scented with flowering trees that line the Tomebamba river and stacks of roses, lilies and birds-of-paradise in market stands – but humans have made a gallant attempt.


The art museums are the most spectacular we’ve seen since Nicaragua. And there’s even a photo lab where we develop the pictures of the Chugchilan potato girls and mail them addressed only to their father’s name and town.

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