Grand Victoria Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Loja
... top of it. She exhibited confidence that all would be right. I couldn’t help but believe her. Perhaps healing begins with someone reminding us and our bodies that they can heal!
After 8 years, Bruce’s CPAP machine ******* out. A switch. I think he’s taking off to Quito soon to have it repaired or replaced. After Friday he flies 1/2 price as he’s 65. Hard to believe.
We’re having a pot luck ...
... experience. But, with all due respect, we were fairly pleased with the "mostly" paved road.
At Vallodalid, we forged a river that was pouring over the road. Water came 3/4 of the way up our wheels. The rocky road bed made for a secure crossing.
We were just getting started, and it seemed as if the gods of the roads were with us.
We encountered a few muddy areas which we navigated easily and, after stopping for a ...
... when we parted. What was she really like? What were her hopes and dreams, her beliefs? I was left with
the absolute knowing that she had been the raft the boys clung to, in the presence of the old man. However, I think it was the old man’s presence that forged each of us. We were forced to be kinder, gentler, or be doomed to repeat his ways. We picked the things we could resonate with and made them finer. We all loved the water, all had owned boats and ...
... seeking an unconventional lifestyle. Many shops and restaurants cater to gringos, driving up local prices. A meal in a local restaurant can be as cheap as 2$ with soup, main dish and a beverage. A loaf of commercial bread is 2.50$. Go figure?! Prices in gringo restaurants and shops are equivalent to the US. Our favorite local spots are Samy’s and Vilcabamba Restaurant for their pescado, pollo and carne. Mmmm…
After stopping ...
... was a 9.30am bus from Portovelo and a regular 50c minibus
shuttle to get there.
To get the 120km to Loja was forecast to take 4 hours though
closer to 4.5 – understood why once on the mainly single track undressed road
windy up and down numerous steep river valleys.
Just across the river from town there were a number of mine
workings tucked into small plots and people’s back gardens, one even under
their house – something to do in your ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility