Hosteria Caballo Campana
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... just out of college in Amherst, MA. Another child of the 60s full of various conspiracy theories but very, very cool. We talked about art and photography. Our time together was short and was I glad for the company. He got off the bus shortly before the main bus terminal in Loja, and as he was doing so I asked if he had a website. He told me yes and that "it's not what you think it will be." Interesting. He wished me well and hopped off. ...
... cemetery. The pallbearers were carrying the coffin along the busy highway with the procession behind. The cemetery was interesting because as there is no further space for traditional underground burials, special structures are built above the ground in which bodies (in their coffins) are entombed. Some of these structures have reached 3 stories in height.
The next morning we left at 5:00am to try to avoid the traffic, but even at ...
... monitoring the solstices (very important in Incan culture), aqueducts, swimming pool, and part of the Inca Trail that connected through the entire Incan dynasty. We ate lunch at a restaurant overlooking the ruins. I had humita which is a corn and cheese mixture wrapped in a corn husk. During lunch, Phillip explained how he had spent the last 6 weeks volunteering at a lodge in the jungle and for the past 27 years he has been a vegetarian! Now he's traveling Ecuador ...
... to the top of 228 stairs. No problem? Try doing it with limited oxygen. We had to rest and catch our breath! It was totally worth making it to the top as we could see algae circles in lakes and mountains. The cold wind was ruthless in the high altitude.
We hopped back in the car for a snack of chocolate! That helped a lot.
We then drove towards Guyaquil-towards the coast. It’s a curvey mountain road that the car slowly pulled us along. At one point we looked down ...
... restaurantje vlakbij. Het is duidelijk dat we Colombia
fijner vonden dan Ecuador, of niet. De eigenaars zijn extreem
vriendelijk, zoals we dat gewend zijn van Colombianen en ze serveren
ons heerlijk eten voor een habbekrats. We stappen voldaan buiten en
het enige spijtige is dat ze onze overblijvende Colombiaanse pesos
niet kunnen wisselen tegen dollars. Wel wijst hij ons de goede kant
op om daags nadien een poging te wagen het geld te wisselen.