Making friends and visit the Fishmarket to start the day ;)
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July 6th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
I found it more comfortable to write in the dining area, which was open air and the waiter approached to me asking how I'd like to have my eggs for breakfast.
We went to the dining area and got a tasty breakfast: juice, fruit, coffee, eggs, jam, butter and bread. I just ate the fruit, juice and coffee. It was a lot! This hotel was very popular among the tourists and expats. In less than 5min, Shawn has already met 2 friends, hahaha. One of them he met for 1st time just a couple of days ago when he was in Manta before meeting me in Montanita. This guy, William, was in Manta with his girlfriend, Lisa. They both are American and were traveling around the country.
We had already made plans with Roger, so we would meet our new 2 friends by noon at the hotel. Deal! It was around 9:30 when Roger arrived. Our adventure would start with a visit to the Fishmarket in Tarqui - which is part of Manta. Before leaving Roger told us, there was a tiny accident. The vase of the blender got broken!!!! OMG! Shawn talked to his friend and asked him how he can pay him back, but he was so kind and said we shouldn't worry about that, how sweet!
Well, it was time to start moving.
I also saw octopus and huge shrimps, wow! Everything was about fish and seafood, well almost everything I saw a chicken stall, hahaha. Fishermen were ready with work and were packing the fish to refrigerate them. What impressed me was the fact, that there was a new group of stalls with water and good conditions, but they preferred the old wooden ones, hahaha. People like to keep their traditions.
After walking and watching people working here, we decided to move. We'd go to a town nearby, Montecristi. But we'd come back here for lunch. At the restaurants along the beach you could get the best and most fresh fish and seafood :P
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