Jungle tendrils and faulty power showers – Riobamba to Loja; Ecuador

When it comes to bicycle touring, I’m more of a mountain man than jungle man. Thus far, my route across Ecuador has stayed high in la sierra, the Andean corridor that runs the length of the country. But as I was struggling to find a way through to Cuenca – at least, one that didn’t require battling with the footsoldiers [...]