Ecuador To Perú: Crossing South American Borders

Upon arriving in Cuenca I began talking to fellow travellers and my hostel owners in earnest about how to best cross into Perú.  I had already decided I wanted to cross at the Huaquillas crossing, as I had read some not-so-great things about border crossings in general, and this seemed to be the safest bet.  I would have loved to leisurely made my way through Riobamba, Vilcabamba, and Loja, but I after spending five nights in Cuenca I was already at my 86th day.  Time to ska-doodle out of the country!