Monday, September 19, 2011

Cuenca Downtown Web Cam Looking out the Window of Tutto Freddo's

While we were enjoying a dessert and having a cappuccino in our favorite dessert cafe Tutto Freddo's we thought it would be neat to put the camera in the window and take a video of a very busy corner of Cuenca. Actually in the downtown area every corner is kind of busy. In this video it is about 6:30 in the evening and people are still out and about shopping and enjoying life with their family. Watching a web cam of a place, seeing the people, cars, etc can give you a "feel" of the place as if you are there. Well, this is across the street from the main square in el centro Cuenca Ecuador. Enjoy the video.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving us a taste of downtown Cuenca! The desserts you guys were having look yummy. Can you give an idea of the cost? I see your keyword label says eating out for $3, but I'm having a hard time thinking everyone at your table ate for $3.

    I do love seeing all the young people with families walking around, and I did notice several motorcycles and 4 wheel vehicles. I have a 1982 Goldwing classic motorcycle that I WOULD LOVE to take to Ecuador, but I'm learning that, due to the age of the motorcycle, that I may not be able to bring it into the country. Thing is, the bike only has 40,000 miles on it and it looks like new, and I truly love riding it over all the new motorcycles currently available on the market. I just wonder if the weather there in Cuenca is conducive to motorcycle use?

    Anyway, thank you for sharing a piece of Cuenca! I SO desire to move there. My problem right now is selling my house in this economy and not loosing my shirt AND pants! ;-)

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  2. Yep, it was a little bit more costly than $3. My cake was $2 and the cappuccino is under $2, don't remember exact price. The other two desserts were like $2.50 but Tutto Freddos is really good. No stale or dry pastries and cakes...snd it's still cheaper than in the U.S.

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  3. Actually I believe the cakes at Tutto Freddos are $1.50 each, and the cappuccino is $1.50 too. Most of the ice creams like sundays etc are $2.50 to $3.50

    @creatorsdream

    lots of motorbikes on the roads here, and many more for sale, they even sell them at grocery stores. Most of the bikes here are small displacement 250cc or less and can be purchase for $1200 to $1600. and I believe but could be off slightly - to gain a motorbike license you are required to take a test in Spanish, no road test required.

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  4. Thanks for clarifying those dessert and coffee prices Brandon. I just can't seem to remember exact prices.

    Mom :-)

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  5. Hi Creatorsdream: I had a beautiful 1962 Buick Skylark convertible, that in better times would have brought 8k, I let it go for $3500. I took a loss on it, it was hard, but I made my decision and haven't looked back. I don't miss it. There's lots of beautiful cars here from the 60's and 70's in excellent condition if I ever decide I want one.
    Frank

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  6. Watching that video made me hungry! Those desserts look so delicious!

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  7. Nice video, good glimpse of street activity on Cuenca. Last time I was there it rained non-stop so I did a tour on one of the buses, which was pretty cool, a video from one of those would be a good idea to share. Anyway, I live in Salinas and here's a link to not just a video, but a LIVE webcam of Salinas beach: http://ecuadorbeaches.org/view-webcam-salinas/ You can also see speeded up time lapse videos for different days of the week on the same site.

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