The trip to Cuenca, with transit in Loja, took about 5hours. In Cuenca I went for a walk next to the river. There were a couple Argentinians practicing acro yoga so I joined. Went to a museum and an art gallery and on the way back past the market and bought food for dinner.
The markets here are a bit different then in Peru, actually everything is a bit different then in Peru, the buildings are more beautiful, the streets are cleaner, different food, more coconut for example and as well the prices are slightly higher.