February is a month of several birthdays. We had fun celebrating with friends....walking, visiting, eating, FUN!
We didn't go out of town like almost everyone else. As in previous years, Cuenca was almost deserted. More quiet than Sundays. Our very first visit to Cuenca several years ago was during Carnaval and we wondered where all the people were! Well, all the folks were on holiday, out of town, to the Coast and elsewhere. This year, the same. Almost everything was closed down tight. We did see some tourists...the tour buses were full...
Very quiet streets.
Vendors selling foam to spray on folks (much better than wáter!)
You can see in some pics that folks have flour on their faces. It's an old Carnaval tradition (actually, older than Carnaval!) The younger children were having a great time spraying their friends with foam. We got hit, too!
Part 2 of February will be our next post.