Howard Johnson Hotel Loja
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... your eye catches 2 even bigger waterfalls but these are brown as there must be massive eroding away of the mountainside. We had rain into our rest day the last half. I was spinning my legs so fast just to generate some heat. Luckily the terrain was mostly rolling. I was typically ice cold and shivering when we got to our beautiful resort…luckily the rooms were ready so I made a beeline to a hot shower. Took the longest nap yet of about two hours and dragged ...
... it up there....
Very glad to see the Lunch bus for a bit if a breather. Did debate whether to continue as so much more climbing to be done, but still only just after 11`am so elected to continue and if need be get onto the Lunch bus when it came past later on after packing up etc from Lunch. Could see it was going to be a long hard slog if I continued all the way, so stopped at a small coke stop by a waterfall to stock up with drinks ...
... very well.
Loja is a city of about 180,000, 50km north of Vilcabamba at an altitude of 2,200m. It has lots of beautiful Spanish colonial architecture/churches etc and seemed incredibly busy with lots of people out on the streets, despite the weather.
... of gluten-free food here to be better than expected. We have also discovered Pan de Yucca, (Yucca bread), golf ball-sized bread made from gluten-free yucca flour. They have a crunchy crust and a chewy centre - delicious with butter, ricotta and jam. Unfortunately, despite being an Ecuadorian traditional recipe, they seem to be very hard to find. Another gluten free 'bread' is made with mashed green banana (plantain), stuffed with cheese or pork and fried - admittedly not ...
... for relaxation. Kind of. Also, Toby, in his attempts to try and stay fit and healthy throughout the trip (an ideal that is quickly becoming lost on me, might I add) decided to walk into town to grab some food for the day, which is actually quite an impressive feat. Because the town is far away. Yeah. All in all, Tuesday and Wednesday were very good days, as we prepared to go to Peru on Thursday - all to be documented soon, don't ...