Saturday, September 15, 2012


A funny thing happened on the way to 2010. I met a lady (on line), who lived only 90 miles away from us in Washington. She was young, pregnant, and going to drive all the way from Washington to Ecuador (with a small portage of the car). Her husband is Cuencano and they wanted to live a life that included alot of hands on with their daughter as well as their International Immersion business, El Nomad.
Cuenca was it.

Since that time, I like to think we have become good friends, and occasionally we get to join in events they sponsor, like this river walk to a grand opening of a new coffe shop.
Randy likened it to a death march... Becca sets a brisk pace!
The new place is called La Jaleria, it is located on Ricardo Darquea Granda 3-65 y Jose Austudillo (esquina). So if you walk all the way along down river towards the broken bridge and keep going, it is right there by that next bridge (the unbroken one) Very nice place, very modern, and "hip". Here is the pictures I took.

Outdoor sitting area. Notice the chalk people "holding" up the plants.
Free snak'ems on the counter...
Everyone getting settled.
Not sure what these are... but added a neat look to the bathroom mirror
Loved the "Ear" handles..
Becca and Kesha.. Kesha scooping up her espresso
Close up view from across the river.
We had a nice time. The gallery in the back is full of great art, clothing, jewelry and purses. To top it off the food was good, and the ambience was fun. Oh and I hear that there are 3 apts above it.. the penthouse is currently available to rent! If you like walking up 4 flights of stairs that is.


  1. We also visited the cafe and really enjoyed it. It is easier, I think, to consider the address as: 3 de Noviembre - bajado Todos Santos- or on the river Tomebamba. We live next door and our address is 3 de Noviembre. The prices at the cafe are very reasonable, servers were very nice and the music was good.

    1. Yes, I thought it was a great place. Unfortunately we do not get down that way often.

  2. I cant wait to spend a few days with you when we finally get there. I will buy lunch and you will show us around.... Love the blog... hope to have my blog roll up soon.... George (Ecuadorgeorge to my friends)