Since my trip to Ecuador I have kept track of news from Cuenca. Highlights:
- A Wawa Grande has been spotted in Parque Nacional de Caja. The name is a mix of Quichuan and Spanish. Wawa is an onomatopoeia meaning baby and Grande is Spanish for big. In other words – “Big Baby” – or bigfoot type creature. A Wawa Grande has not been spotted in the Park in the last four years but was spotted by a group of English tourists and their guide.
- A light rail system will be built in Cuenca running from the Airport down to the area around Mall del Rio. The fare: $.25 (they use the U.S. dollar for their currency) unless, of course you are over 65 and then the fare will be $.12.
- Construction of the first McDonald’s has begun. The city already had Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, Subway, and Papa John’s.