Cuenca Ecuador: Back to Business as Usual? (Episode 148)

It seems that Cuenca Ecuador is winding down from its austerity protests and getting back to business as usual. We walked down to El Centro today to check things out and we also needed some produce from the mercado.

Most of the shops were back open, Parque Calderon had limited access via Simón Bolívar y Padre Aguirre, and Mercado 10 de Agosto was well stocked.

We also went to check out Mercado 27 de Febrero in our neighborhood and it was also in full operation. However, we did pay about 30% more than we normally would for a similar quantity of fruits and vegetables. We spent a total of $20, but we think it normally would have cost us $12 to $15.

Trash service appears to be back in operation, but we won’t know for sure until tomorrow. Our trash days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Propane is still not available and some restaurants have closed because they ran out.

We won’t be posting on our regular schedule (Tue & Sat at 2PM ET) while these events continue to unfold. Instead, we’ll be posting short videos every day or two with updates and a snapshot of life here during these challenging times.

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