We noticed at Riobamba a custom which formerly prevailed also at Quito.
Tristan was further directed to wait an answer from Riobamba at Laguna.
The first Congress was held in Riobamba; but Quito has ever since been the political focus.
Below us was Riobamba, and far away to the right the deep gorge of the Pastassa.
We traveled over a portion of this ancient road in going from Riobamba to Cajabamba.
It is asserted, indeed, that in the Riobamba shock they were cast upward to the height of more than ninety feet.
Old Riobamba (Cajabamba) is situated twelve miles to the west.
By a secret telegraph system, they will communicate between Quito and Riobamba in one hour.
I think that the geyser of corpses that sprang from Riobamba toward the sky must have been an interesting sight.
When there was a battle in Pasto, the Indians of Riobamba knew of it two hours after, though eighty leagues distant.