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... were also looking at tour options. We paid $25 for the whale watching and snorkelling package that went out tomorrow morning and crossed our fingers it was worth it. After a walk along the beach with the Russians we settled into some comfy beach loungers for an early evening cerveza (beer) and not long after we were joined by John. Dinner had to be cheap but thankfully Lauren found a road / beach side BBQ with tuna and steak that looked rather tasty and was. Then it ...
Yesterday afternoon, after returning to Puerto Lopez from Isla de la Plata and changing clothes, we went back to the same restaurant where we'd had lunch the day before. This time, as I had promised myself, I had the fish with peanut sauce, which was just as delicious as I'd hoped. I'd raved about the lobster so much to everyone the day before that this evening ...
... and watermelon slices - before going round the coast of the island for a bit to do some snorkelling. While having lunch we saw three green sea turtles around the boat. Unfortunately there weren't any in the snorkelling place, but we still got to see lots of fish. We got into the water straight off the end of the boat, not from a beach.
After snorkelling had finished the boat carried on back to Puerto Lopez. I'll write about what we did then in my next post.
... were asleep from the previous night's party. The hostel had a good communal area and people, half of whom were English were very friendly. The town itself is a bit Kuta esq. With a packed beach, lots of bars and lots of tourists, mainly English and Australians. I headed out for the evening with a group from the hostel to our a street where the day's juice stalls turn into cocktail stalls. The next day we all headed to watch the World Cup. Where it became clear a lot of ...
... for better hiking conditions in the Andes. This is one of the nice things about Ecuador: if you get tired of the cold in the highlands you can simply head down to the warmer climates of the Pacific coast or Amazon Basin. And along with a change in temperature you find countless other changes.
During my time in Quito I located good sources of food from local farms and walked just about every block of the Old Town. The ...
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General Cordova-Frente a los Bomberos, Puerto Lopez | Hotelfrom $35