Look at that gorgeous blue sky! We really had some beautiful weather here in Loja this week and I took advantage of it by soaking up some much needed sun.
Most Lojanos are so accustomed to the extremes in weather- rainy and cold or intense high altitude sunshine, that they carry an umbrella with them no matter what the weather.
I used to do the same, but after losing over half a dozen umbrellas by leaving them in taxis, offices, or stores, I have given up and have grown used to be wet or sun baked. I prefer being baked :).