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Go to Montaņita they said, it'll be hot they said. Bolony, it's bloody freezing. Each time I say it's cold anywhere in Ecuador they tell me it's because of the elevation and that if you go to the coast it is hot. Ok, so now I am here. Montaņita, the beach party town and the bad weather had followed me down the hill. It's raining and cold.
When I woke up this morning it was to a bash on the door at 9am. I was still where I was when ...
... After arrival we had our first meal, pureed borscht and and a raw veggie entree with sauce. Gotta tell you, night one, I was not a huge fan. It wasn't terrible, it just didn't feel appetizing to me. After getting down a toddler sized portion, I went to bed and prayed for deliverance.
So a word about my camp-mates and raw veganism in general. Most people on the trip (10 participants) were pretty bought into ...
... to my travel requirements - off the beaten path, some culture shock, affordable, and fun things to do. We will return home more rested than from most trips as even in the jungle, down time was incorporated into the daily schedule. We only changed hotels 3 times - and other than the Airport hotel, stayed 4 nights in the same place. I really liked this and hope to plan other trips this way. It is so much more relaxing than moving all the time. ...
Montanita Montanita... It is not like I didn't have enough beach in Peru but my friends Jano and Yvan went there, liked it (mentioned girls too) so I had to check it out. The plan was also to join a friend I met before in Brazil but she finally left the day I arrived. Ecuador is not too big and the coast part is a must do in the country. Well well, no need excuses anyway, more beach time has never hurt anyone!
... within the park: Playa de los Frailes, a beautiful crescent of whitish sand in front of a bay of turquoise water; some tourists, but no bars, no restaurants and no music. Well, no more details to add. We can safely say that we've done nothing else in these days. Reluctantly, we left the hostel this morning and somehow managed to get on a bus back to Guayaquil; once again we have no intention of stopping in that city longer than what it takes to get on another bus, this time in direction of Cuenca. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service