I am up before the alarm. No water.

I say goodbye to Ben’s mom Pat. She’s leaving to return to Canada.

Two Ruta taxis are waiting when Pat and I get to the bus terminal. On our way to Loja a little after 8 am.

Pat takes care of some banking. We make our way to the notary where I get 2 documents notarized. Only takes 5 minutes.

A breakfast mango and apple juice then off to the Apple store. I give them my iPhone to send to Guayaquil where they will replace the motherboard. It’s only way I can get it unlocked from Canada and use it here. They tell me it will be available by next Wednesday.

We explore Loja along the main streets; 18th Of November, Sucre and Bolivar.

We eat lunch at Riscomar. I order a green banana dumpling and shrimp soup. All the dishes come with rice and black beans on the side.

Several Ruta taxis waiting when we get to the taxi stand so we’re on our way in a flash.

There is about a 5 – 10 degrees difference between Loja and Vilcabamba most days. Vilcabamba being the warmer.

I drop off my backpack and venture into the village. I pick up my parcel from iHerb.com. 6 boxes of double bergamot Earl Gray tea and 2 tubes of toothpaste.

I take a nap.

The evening is spent selling Bitcoins and some work.