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Chordeleg Jewelers & Uzhupud Garden Orchids: A Surprise for Abuela

Today’s vlog is all about surprises and special gifts. Join us as we take a little day trip to Chordeleg, renowned for its exquisite jewelry, and explore the colorful beauty of Uzhupud Gardens and their amazing orchids!

Orchid Excursion at Uzhupud Gardens

Our day begins with a delightful detour to Uzhupud Gardens, where Ecuagenera presents an impressive orchid show. Michelle, our resident plant enthusiast, is in her element as we browse through rare finds. From Philodendron Florida Ghosts to exotic orchids, we curate a selection to bring home.

Jewelry Quest in Chordeleg

Next stop: Chordeleg, the gold capital of Azuay. With a special gift in mind for Michelle’s mom, we set out to find the perfect piece of jewelry. Exploring the quaint streets, we stumble upon Lucas Orejana, a young jeweler with a passion for crafting unique designs. After exploring various options, we settle on a custom necklace adorned with the names of our kids – a little tribute to Abuela’s love and support she’s shown us. 

Charming Chordeleg

Wandering through Chordeleg’s picturesque square, we soak in the town’s vibrant energy and rich heritage. Surrounded by artisanal gold shops, we enjoy the craftsmanship on display. Chordeleg’s allure lies not only in its gold but also in its warm hospitality and small-town charm.

The Gift of Gratitude

Back in Cuenca, we present Abuela with her personalized necklace. Despite a minor hiccup with the name (which the jeweler happily fixed), the joy on Abuela’s face makes it all worth it. It’s moments like these that remind us of the power of simple gestures and cherishing family bonds.

Wrapping up

And that wraps up today’s adventure! From orchid hunting to jewelry shopping and heartfelt surprises, it’s been a day filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. If you enjoyed tagging along on our journey, don’t forget to like, subscribe, and stay tuned for more adventures from our corner of Ecuador. 

Until next time, ciao ciao!

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