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Think vertical, not horizontal

Spotting boobies in Equador


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After all the sightseeing in the mountains and inland we decided to finally go to the beach. So we jumped on a bus and after a 9 hours bus ride, a 30min boat ride, and a crazy and hazardous speedy gonzales 20min journey on a motorcycle converted into a taxi in the dark on a street filled with holes, we arrived in Canoa on the west coast.

Canoa is a small surfing & fishing village with around 6000 habitants. When the season is right they have International surfing competitions here in this little place. So of course Mickus hasn’t missed the chance of trying out the famous waves himself. Apart from that we haven’t really done much else than hanged around town, drank some piña coladas and beers and eaten at our favorite place, the Surf Shack. The owner of the place said he has never seen anybody as lazy as us. Hehhe...

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Oh, and we have also spent time with a hippie bartender, San Pedro, who taught us to think horizontal and not vertical :). Oh, and we did manage to try the local specialty, the Ceviche, which consist of seafood, onion and herbs marinated with lemon. We tried the one with shrimp, but they also have many varieties with raw fish or shellfish. Oh, and while I’m talking about food I might mention one more thing about coffee in this country. Many times if you order a coffee with milk, guess what you get? A cup of hot milk and a jar of instant coffee! Haahaa. Oh, I guess I ordered milk with coffee then? Darn instant coffee drinkers… The French couple that does the coffee tour must have been reeeeaally irritated here.

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We spent the first 5 days in a room on the beach with a balcony overlooking the garden and the sea. It was beautiful. The room was also cozy enough for spending big parts of the days watching the 3 first seasons of Weeds. What an excellent series! When we got tired of the place we moved to an even more perfect place. We now have a big room on the top of a building with a huge window (without glass) from where we can see half the town and the beach. It is so great that we don’t want to leave, but tomorrow we just have to drag our asses away back to Quito.

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Up there was our room

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