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my first coffee, finally coffee!!!
Yesterday Shawn called me and told me, he'd call me back during the day, so I thought about getting up early, packing and going to the beach before his arrival. That was the plan for the morning. At my new hotel I slept really well, the sound of the waves was a perfect lullaby. After packing it was about 8:30am and I decided to go for breakfast.

In my list of restaurants to try, there was a vegetarian cafe. So I decided to go there. Last night it was closed, but was open now and serving breakfast, yay! The place was nice and cozy, furthermore they had travel books, so while I was waiting for my order, I started to check them :) I'd get a healthy breakfast. While the girl was preparing it, I was taking pics. I was the 1st customer of the day, this party town sleeps until late, haha.
which one is better? having a local friend is the best!!!
Then she came with juice and a cup of good coffee. My first coffee in Ecuador, finally coffee!!!

A couple of minutes later, she came with a huge fruit salad. It was so good... I became even happier when I noticed the sun was shining, so good for my beach plans, but suddenly it turned cloudy, buuuu. By the time I was ready, it was getting sunny again, yay! After thanking the girls for the great breakfast, I went to the beach but first a quick stop at the hotel.

Beach was almost empty. I chose same spot as yesterday, just in case the 4 guys showed up, which unfortunately didn't happen Anyway, I was there when I felt some sand. It was a dog playing, that's ok. There were quite a few dogs running along the beach. Then I felt a drop, and other drop. Another drop and another, OMG! Please don't rain!!!

Ufff, there were just a couple of drops and it was over.
minigunther went to the beach too :)
Then the sun started to shine again, and more than before, yay! It was about 10 something when I got Shawn's call. He was leaving Manta and would arrive to Montanita in 1 1/2 hour or so :)

I'd stay for a while and when I was about leaving, Michael - a guy I met when I just arrived to Montanita - showed up. I told I'd leave that day and he told me there would be 2 surf competitions next morning and that I should stay, well thanks for the invitation but don't think so... He left and another guy showed up, waving. Mmmm, I didn't recognize that face. He said "Hola!" I said "Hola" back and then he introduced himself and told me he saw me las night with the Germans, hahaha.

He sat down and we started to chat.
who is this guy?
He's Canadian and has been traveling for a couple of months and would stay in Ecuador until the 11th. He didn't want me to talk in English, since he wanted to practice his Spanish, which was good. I told him I was leaving in a couple of hours and should go to get ready, so I couldn't join him for a walk. It was time to say goodbye.

Back at my hotel, I was finishing las details. Almost ready when my phone rang. Shawn was already in town. He'd park in front of the hotel. 5 min later, I went downstairs and saw him: "Shawn!!!"

It was so good to see him again, yay! This was the 4th time we met, how awesome! But it was 1st time in Ecuador, so it was a novelty, also it would be the 1st time we'd travel together, hehe. I told Shawn I was ready to go. I was just carrying my small backpack.
chilling out - OMG it's getting cloudy...
"Am I not a good and light backpacker?" I asked Shawn. "Oh yes" he exclaimed. "Haha, just kidding, the real backpack is upstairs, so good you are here to help me :P"

When he saw it, the exclamation was "Holy Cow!" hahaha. He liked my "home". He stayed once there but some time ago, and it was different now. I was showing him my home proudly. Anyway, we went to the car, which by the way is awesome. I love to have wheels, hurra!!! Left all the stuff and I went to the reception to check out and thanked the girl for the kindness.

We started to drive not knowing where to go, so we decided to stop for a juice and chat for a while. Which was supposed to be a quick stop turned to be an almost 40min chat, haha. Once I started talking... Ok, time to be honest. I liked Montanita, but don't think it's the best place for me at least at that time.
Shawn and Yadi before leaving Montanita
It's perfect if you surf and want to party. Waves weren't that good and I love to party but was expecting a more laid back place. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time there!

Finally, after telling Shawn about my adventures from the last 2 days - thank God he didn't leave me alone for longer, otherwise this conversation might have been endless - we decided to start driving to Puerto Lopez. I told Shawn he'd be the guide from now on, since he has already been there. Sure he has, but it was... 4 YEARS AGO!!!!
yadilitta says:
Thanks for the congrats, Kora!!!
Posted on: Jul 31, 2009
Koralifix says:
Congrats on being today's feature, Yadi! So well-deserved! Greetings :)
Posted on: Jul 31, 2009
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my first coffee, finally coffee!!!
my first coffee, finally coffee!!!
which one is better? having a loca…
which one is better? having a loc…
minigunther went to the beach too …
minigunther went to the beach too…
who is this guy?
who is this guy?
chilling out - OMG its getting cl…
chilling out - OMG it's getting c…
Shawn and Yadi before leaving Mont…
Shawn and Yadi before leaving Mon…
what a healthy breakfast ;)
what a healthy breakfast ;)
trying the cushions at the cafe, h…
trying the cushions at the cafe, …
beach was empty, more for me, haha
beach was empty, more for me, haha
relaxing
relaxing
cozy bedroom
cozy bedroom
kitty
kitty
cute girl
cute girl
Montanita Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Great vegetarian and healthy option - Cafe del Mar
This vegetarian restaurant might have the most relaxed atmosphere in town. Once you go inside, you will find lots of cushions and sofas, shelves with … read entire review
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