Thu 9th - it was a quick stop at the Equator line :)

Pedernales Travel Blog

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this was our destination
In order to go to highlands - East - we had to go a bit further north in order to find the highway. Mmm, we checked the map and we should first cross Jama and then we'd arrive to Pedernales. Pedernales might be the biggest town in the area, so Lisa shouldn't have any problem finding an ATM. While we were driving I was looking at the map and found that there was an "Equator Monument" in Pedernales. The Equator line crosses this town too, great!

After a quick stop in Jama for some "food" for the car, we arrived to Pedernales about 10 something. Pedernales looked different than the towns we have been before. It was bigger, but not a city. It was busy and so commercial. We were driving around looking for a place with an ATM Lisa could use and finally we found it and also a parking spot, how nice! Streets were busy and reminded me some areas in Lima, where I wouldn't leave my car, specially if there were things inside it, mmm.
local transportation in Pedernales :P
Nevermind we left the car there and went to straight the legs.
 
William went to buy some fruit and while he was there he met a Canadian guy, Christopher. This was quite strange, since there are no many foreigners in Pedernales. Maybe Christopher was the only one, besides us, hahaha. He was very friendly and started to chat right away. We told him we were looking for another ATM, since the one we found didn't work for Lisa. So he joined us and leaded us to another one, thanks!

Then we told him we were looking for a place to grab a bite, nothing special. The only requisite: local! We went to a small restaurant in front of the main square. The waiter approached to us and explained the traditional lunch had fried fish. So, this would be a brunch, hahaha. The 3 guys got this breakfast, while I just got coffe.
cute puppy, was ready to take. Can we?
Didn't feel in the mood for fried fish so early. The breakfast came with a glass of juice. There were 2 options. One was orange and the other one was something strange. So I convinced Shawn to go for the strange one, so I could try it too, hehehe. And so he did, yay!

After a tasty breakfast / lunch we crossed the street where I asked for the Equator Monument. A lady told me that stone there was the Equator Monument, lol! Ok, picture time. This was our first time on the Equator line, so picture time! hahaha. Pedernales claims they are the only city on the Equator line, hahaha.

We are about starting our way highlands, so this was last chance to buy some coast fruits. I love the way to shop here, just stop with the car in front of the different stands and they will deliver to your car what you asked for, hahaha. Sweet! Ok, time to leave and we wouldn't stop until Santo Domingo!
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this was our destination
this was our destination
local transportation in Pedernales…
local transportation in Pedernale…
cute puppy, was ready to take. Can…
cute puppy, was ready to take. Ca…
this is Jama
this is Jama
:)
:)
nice old truck
nice old truck
roads werent that smooth :(
roads weren't that smooth :(
a chiva!
a chiva!
more cows!
more cows!
Welcome to Pedernales
Welcome to Pedernales
streets in Pedernales
streets in Pedernales
streets in Pedernales
streets in Pedernales
orange juice?
orange juice?
meat
meat
my shop! It has my name!
my shop! It has my name!
friendly Christopher
friendly Christopher
badea juice
badea juice
badea juice and fruit
badea juice and fruit
the big church in Pedernales
the big church in Pedernales
the Equator Monument
the Equator Monument
this was a commercial town
this was a commercial town
nice shop
nice shop
fruit!
fruit!
so many bananas
so many bananas
roads werent that nice
roads weren't that nice
Pedernales Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Great place to grab a bite in Pedernales - Ankrys
We didn't have any clue where to get something to eat in Pedernales. Fortunately, a local recommended us this restaurant. He even walked us and told t… read entire review
Pedernales
photo by: yadilitta