Day 151 – Loja, EC to Zumba, EC

Day 151 – Loja, EC to Zumba, EC      01/19/11      Mileage: 109

This morning while I was out at an internet joint, the package that I’ve been waiting weeks for showed up! Now I was free to make a run for the border, so I quickly packed up the bike and rolled south towards Peru.

Looking back at Loja on the way out of town…

The road from Loja turned to dirt and stayed dirt all the way to Zumba…about 15 miles north of the Peru border.

Yep, another fresh land slide that I have to wait to be cleared…

Along the way I met 2 bicyclists from Scotland. They started out in Buenos Aires 5 months ago and plan to ride all the way to the U.S….and people think I’m crazy…ha! We chatted for a bit and exchanged maps…they gave me their Peru map and I gave them my maps of Ecuador and Central America.

I rolled into Zumba around 5 and found a hotel room for $6…no running water though.

The view of the Zumba town square from my hotel…

Not bad for $6…

No Egyptian cotton here, just alphabet sheets…

I had a bodega dinner…4 beers, crackers, and some spongy twinky like thingy. Tomorrow it’s on to Peru!

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Day 149-150 – Loja, EC

Day 149-150 – Loja, EC      01/18/11      Mileage: 0

Squat. Well, I did go out to use the internet, made some calls, and did do some writing for the blog. But after that I basically did squat. Oh, and I did drink some beers if that counts. Why all this sitting on my ass you ask? Well, let’s just say I’m waiting for UPS to get their head out of theirs…and deliver my &%¥$# package that was supposed to in Ecuador in my hands on Jan 5th.

Here is my token shot of the Loja town square…