Drinking, fightin & smokin

Trip Start Oct 02, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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El Centro de Mundo

Flag of Ecuador  , Guayas,
Thursday, October 29, 2009

We had heard a lot of good shtuff about Montinita on our travels, so we were expecting lots from this little hippy beach town, and it didnīt disappoint. Montanita being only 4 hours from the largest city in Ecuador (Guayaquil) it gets really packed out on the weekends. By chance, the weekend we arrived the annual Montanita festival was being held. The streets were alive with all types of vendors and party goers. We happily parted with our money at both the street cocktail bars and hamburger stands which is were most of our nights started. Note, all should try burger with cheese & egg.

Because of the festival, hostel prices were more than doubled. After some looking we managed to find the cheapest possible hostel which was an absolute dive. However, on the positive side it was located on the beach front and very central to the town.

We had some great nights out in Montanita. We had Ringo Star (a.k.a Batty) playing the drums one night and the following night he produced the handlebar mustache. There was a big busht up between the Curran's at 4am in the morning over a burger, slaps were thrown and bodies were on the ground.' Very Irish '. On another night we starred in some Ecuadorian TV show, Pa took over camera man duties for a while, not good.

On Sunday Dave, Brian & Steve went to catch some waves. While trying to catch one Dave the hardy buck dislocated his shoulder and was in considerable pain. Not so hardy anymore. It took 30 Min's and a 10 min sprint to find a cowboy of a doctor. Eventually the shoulder was popped back in and everything was OK. In the meantime Pa and Ger went on some gay birdwatching trip which included some blue footed boobies. ABSOLUTE gimps.

We left on the Monday and set off on a 12 hour bus journey to Mancora, Peru for some more surfing.

What was Ecuador??? Mad as a bag of spiders. Definitely worth the stop.
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Ciara Curran on

wel looks like ye are having a ball id say ye are fitting in wel with the locals!!!!

KK on

lads the mustaches are brilliant....

Clarkey on

Brian, whats the lad from Dumb and Dumber doing in the backround of the Movember picture?

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