Sep 20, 2010
Dec 18, 2011
We headed south from Quito to the town of Latacunga. Our plan was to do some of the Quilatoa Loop which is a 200km loop from here through the surrounding countryside walking, bus-ing or hitching between the small villages. The town itself didn't seem up to much. A couple of nice squares, a few churches, the usual Spanish influenced South American town. We tried out the local specialty of chugchucaras one night which ended up being a massive plate of pork, corn, popcorn, crackling, and chips. Heartattacktastic. Tasty though. While wandering about town we also ended up chatting to a 94 year old local man, Luis, who even brought us into his house to show us pictures of his children and him from back in the 40s and 50s. Our Spanish is still pretty poor but we were able to understand a fair bit of what he was saying. Hostel Tiana was nice and they were very helpful with info about the loop and storing our stuff while we did it. Not much else to say really!