We spent the day in Cuenca, which is a very pretty city, as so many people in Quito told us. There is a trout-filled river that runs through the city, and lots of churches and houses that go back to colonial times. Along the river, green mowed lawns line the banks, no trash just the river and people sunning themselves. In the distance, striking green mountains are visible, many dotted with houses.
But it takes getting into the city to see the beauty that's here.