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Stories and Tips Loja

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Day 8 & 9 - Hulk Hogan (El Cajas National Park)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

It's amazing to think that it was already over a week ago when this trip to the south was embarked upon, and it just goes to show how quickly time can pass when you're kept busy and occupied. With another three months left in Ecuador,…Read More


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Day 6 - Voiceless Panama's (Cuenca)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

After the best nights sleep in a long, long time and a breakfast fit for kings at El Pavon Real (Calle Gran Columbia 8-33, Tel: 846678), which for the first time since coming to South America I got to taste one of my favourite foods,…Read More


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Day 5 - Dressed For a Funeral (Cuenca)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

Making an early start was necessary to arrive into Cuenca with enough daylight hours to taste a first glimpse of the city, but even after leaving Loja at 9am, a little later than wanted, I was not expecting the journey to Cuenca to take six…Read More


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Day 4 - Alcoholics Anonymous (Loja)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

Whenever you see a Loja Internacional bus go past they all seem to have a phrase written in Spanish on the back saying something along the lines of 'you haven't visited Ecuador until you've visited Loja'. After seeing this shortly after arriving in Ecuador I…Read More


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Day 2 - A Failure (Vilcabamba)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

Within the village of Vilcabamba, apart from the tiny zoo (Centro Recreacional Yamburara, daily 8am-5pm, $0.50), there is little to keep you occupied for more than an afternoon, unless you have some sort of strange addiction to cheap massages, found all over the village for…Read More


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Day 1 - Hit Me Baby One More Time (Vilcabamba)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

A trip to the southern Ecuadorian Sierra for many should be one filled with excitement and anticipation. After just completing trips to both the Amazon and Galapagos Islands, adventures that surpassed my wildest dreams, I had a feeling that the south wouldn't be in the…Read More


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Day 3 - I'm No Burt Reynolds (Podocarpus National Park)

Written by Shady Ady on 01 Jun, 2007

The initial plan for today was a short one hour bus journey north to Loja. At the last minute though, upon analysing what Vilcabamba and Loja had to offer, it was decided another day in Vilcabamba was the better option. I wasn't disappointed with the…Read More


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