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Roasted pork in Cuenca Ecuador

One of the things tourists and expats enjoy seeing in Cuenca Ecuador is the street food. There are a number of different things sold as street food in Cuenca, like salchipapas (french fries with a sausage/wiener on top,) bags of fruit or coconut slices, and the pastel colored meringue with sprinkles on top. But when ... [Read more]

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While we were researching Ecuador as a potential place to relocate, one of the customs that surprised us was that they ate Guinea pigs! In Canada we had only ever seen Guinea pigs , being sold in pet stores, so we had never thought about eating them. As we became serious about moving to Ecuador, more ... [Read more]

Fresh Cuy

Shortly after your arrival in Cuenca, you'll realize that there are some pretty unique things here. For example, you may wonder what the small chicken-sized animal is - on a stick - roasting over a grill. It is known locally as "cuy". It is what we know as guinea pig, and it is the local ... [Read more]

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