This is part of a new series featuring the main areas of Cuenca, Ecuador with HD wide-angle video posts.
Let’s go for a drive along Avenida Ordoñez Lazo in Cuenca, Ecuador!
This area is affectionately known as Gringolandia by both expats and locals. Because of the number of apartment towers and it’s closeness to Supermaxi (a high-end grocery store) many expats start their lives in Ecuador on this street.
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What’s nearby on Avenida Ordoñez Lazo?
This area is close to both the city center the airport. There are many stores nearby and there are nice walking trails along the Tomebamba River which runs parallel to the Avenue.
The majority of buildings in this area are security buildings and the area is known to be safe. After we were robbed, we moved to one of the apartment towers for a year. The safety overkill was just what we needed to get over the shock of what happened.
Avenida Ordoñez Lazo is located in the parroquia (parish) of San Sebastián.
Driving Avenida Ordoñez Lazo in Cuenca Ecuador
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How Do You Spell Ordoñez Lazo?
It’s a good question. We’ve seen it spelled at least three different ways:
- Ordoñez Laso
- Ordoñez Lasso
- Ordoñez Lazo
We’ve noticed that consistent spelling isn’t that important in Ecuador. Many towns have multiple spellings – even multiple names. Sometimes two signs within sight of each other will spell the town name differently.
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