After visiting Gualaceo and Chordeleg, both relatively small towns outside of Cuenca, it was night time and we drove to Mirador de Turi. Mirador translated to English means a balcony or a viewer. I think of it as a viewpoint.
Mirador de Turi is one of those “if you’re a tourist, you must visit” kind of places. In fact, a few minutes after we arrived, a whole tour bus filled with tourists arrived and poured out of the bus. It happened to be a few days after my brother and I had a Spanish class where we learned that people in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, speak differently than the rest of the country. For example, pollo is pronounced like poyo. But in Quito, pollo would be pronounced like posho. So we realized the tourists could have been from Quito.
But we still have yet to hear that for ourselves.
Anyways, back to the view. There were just so many lights! We took some family photos, then I took this Vine video:
We were there for about 15 minutes and left after taking pictures. Here’s how Mirador de Turi looks like from afar. As you can see, it’s on a hill. (It’s the lights on the top right hand side of the Vine video below)
The view really was nice. I think these Vine videos don’t really do it justice. But maybe you’ll just have to see it for yourself in person in Cuenca, Ecuador 🙂