...having a great time in Quito - an amazing city! After 2 months traveling south from Cartagena on my Bolivian plated Pegasus 250, I just arrived here the other day. lm trying to plan a southern route. Looking at the map, it seems that most of the places people recommend are located directly south Along the Pan Am. I dont have too much interest in heading to the coast, and have decided to skip Guayaquil. All I know for sure is that I would like to reach Loja at some point and cross south from there... So, can anybody recommend some routes/places/towns heading south from Quito that will keep me off the Pan Am for at least part of the time? Also on a separate note, I am debating whether or not to go to Otovalo for the Saturday market. I just rode south through there and am wondering if it is worth the trip back up to see this - its highly recommended online but I am getting the impression that it is WAY overrated. Any links to good Ecuador RR's would be appreciated as well. Thanks!