In Cuenca Ecuador you can’t wear shorts…
…into a bank or any other government office. Now this rule may have changed since we first heard about it two years ago, but even so, it is highly frowned upon. To the Ecuadorian authorities wearing shorts in their business shows a sign of disrespect. We have heard that if you dress in slacks and blouse or collar shirt you are more apt to get better treatment. We do not know if this is true or not but it makes sense from what we have seen so far in Cuencano society. Ecuador is one of those cultures where it is usually best to be over-dressed than under-dressed.
Stay Tuned for more from the “In Ecuador You Can’t” series.
On another note: Here are some photos we took of the downtown area recently. we believe they are updating the underground plumbing.