Tue 7th - it was cloudy so who wants to play cards?

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nice view from my room
I slept so well that I didn't feel when the mosquitoes were "eating" me. Repellent helped, but not that much, mmm. It was early and couldn't go back to bed. I felt my arms itchy, pffff. So I decided to go outside, to the balcony, and write for a while. I opened the window and oh no! It was cloudy and even a bit windy, buuuu. And we were thinking about going fishing, buuuu. Well, it might get better later. It was too early.

I was so concentrated writing that I lost track of the time. When I checked the clock, it was already 9:20am. Ok, time to go and look for a place to grab breakfast. They serve breakfast at the restaurant where we had dinner the night before, but Shawn and me had a rule for this trip: "never eat at the same place twice", hahaha. So we kept on walking to "downtown".
the vase was an Inca Kola bottle


In our way we found a nice restaurant that served breakfast. I was hoping they had fruit salads, but they didn't buuu. To be honest, most of the restaurants didn't. Mmm, I asked the boy where I could find a fruit salad and he gave me the name of a place a couple of blocks away. Ok, we'd have breakfast here, but while they'd be waiting for their food, I'd go quickly to the recommended place and get my fruit salad, yes I know, so spoiled... Shawn didn't want me to walk by myself and joined me. We finally arrived to that place, which was also a hostel and looked very nice. Also the restaurant did so. The whole time we were traveling along the coast, I haven't seen a capucino, but here they served different types of coffe, mmm. We should have come here for breakfast, grrrr.

Once I had my fruit salad we walked by to the other restaurant, where Lisa and William were waiting for us.
the bolon
Shawn got his breakfast too. We saw something interesting in the menu. We saw this along the coast, but never tried it. So this was the opportunity to do it, yay! The name of this new stuff was: "bolones" The bolones are made of plantain and they are stuffed with meat. It was big and tasty, yummy!!!

We walked back to the hostel in order to ask Mau, if he thought we'd be able to go fishing despite of the bad weather. Unfortunately it was too windy for the small boats that do the fishing trips, so we wouldn't be able to go fishing that day, but maybe tomorrow. Mmm, we were thinking about spending another night in Canoa, so instead of leaving early, we leave in the afternoon. That sounded good.
coffee break
William would go for a swim, Lisa would stay writing and we... we'd go for a coffee, hahaha. That coffee place looked so good, hehehe.

So, not even 2 1/2 hours after breakfast, we were having a coffee break, hahaha. But I wouldn't be lazy. By this time, I've realized that I wouldn't be able to keep on writing as I usually do, if I want to catch up with the days... According to my journal I was still in Puerto Lopez, so I decided to start writing just the highlights. The tons of pics would help me to remember the details. And I wasn't alone in this enterprise. Shawn would help me, yay!!! It was awesome we have been traveling together, so he would make me remember if I'd forget something, how great!

Have to be honest, this hostel looked so nice and maybe with a better common area than the place we were staying.
children having fun
But it doesn't have a Mau nor MiniMau. By the way, MiniMau is Mau's son :) It was about 12:30 when we left the place. We decided to take a walk around the town just to check it and see something else besides the beach. I'd also look at the handicraft shops for a magnet, hopefully I'd be able to find one. No luck, :( But we took a nice walk. Small  houses, small roads, fishermen, children, dogs, a quiet town, shhhhh.

We arrived back to the hostel and met Mau. We told them that we had a problem with the mosquito net. The rope wasn't long enough, so he got new rope for us, yay! Ok, before going to have lunch, Shawn would fix it, yay! The mosquito net was pink, so I called it my "Barbie bubble". I looked for the guys, but they weren't there. Oh well, we'd go by ourselves to have lunch.
lunch was so tasty...
We asked Mau to give us some recommendations and he gave us 2 names. Cool!

We went back to the town and found the 1st place recommended. I was checking the menu and suddenly read it "Encebollado". I saw this word since I arrived to Montanita and always wanted to try it. This might be the opportunity to do it. So bad, they didn't have encebollado. We found the 2nd recommended place, but they didn't have it either. We tried a 3rd place, but nothing. The lady at the 3rd place said that the encebollado is only for breakfast, buuu. Ok, we'd have it next morning. We decided to go back to the 1st restaurant.

The man was happy to see us again, hahaha. To drink, Shawn ordered an Inca Kola, hahaha.
cute girl
The guy also gave us some complimentary chifles, yummy! Then he came with our food. Shawn got camaron al ajillo (shrimps with garlic sauce) and I got shrimp cebiche, hehehe. This cebiche was the most "soupy" I have ever seen, hehehe. But tasted good and was perfect for the patacones, so they could soak it, hahaha.

After a tasty meal, we decided to go for a long walk. We were feeling guilty about having 2 breakfasts and then lunch, hahaha. While we were eating we had audience. Actually it was a dog, so we went to look for it and give it some food. Then we started to walk around the town again. So far we only walked along the beach but to the left, so this time we'd explore the right side.

Don't know why, but water was dirty, so sad. We kept on walking until we found a path which lead us to a nice hotel.
final score: Yadi vs Shawn
Ooops, I guess this was private property, but there wasn't anybody there, hahaha. This place had a pool and might be great in a sunny day. Oh well! Start walking back to the hostel.

By the time we were back it was about 5:30pm. There wasn't much to do in Canoa if you couldn't go to the beach. Day was still cloudy and windy... So better, stay in the hostel. I'd write a bit, but I found something more interesting to do: Play cards! Shawn didn't remember any game, so I taught him a couple, hehehe. I know I told him not to mention the score, but since I didn't promise anything... hahaha. To make it funner, we'd bet something, hahaha. Just a drink, nothing too much ;)

Yesterday, we read that tonight would be Mexican night and they would serve Mexican food, so we were looking forward to it.
yay! I won!
But it was still early. So better, go to a bar and enjoy the "Happy hours". But before leaving the Argentinean chef told me he just made flan, yummy! So we had some before leaving, just in case the fridge wouldn't work later ;). We went to a bar, that wasn't far away. We chose it because there wasn't electricity in town, but they had a power generator, cool! Ok, they have happy hours, you can get 2 drinks for 1 or a double one for the price of a regular. Let's do it!

Too bad for Shawn, I found cards! hahaha, so the 4 of us were playing for a while, hahaha. Ok, we were getting hungry but there was no power yet at the hostel, so we decided to stay here for dinner. They have nice pizzas, yummy! While we were waiting, we saw that people was leaving and running. What was going on? There was a fire in a hostel and firefighters weren't coming fast.
who wants a slice?
Canoa is small and doesn't have a fire fighter station, so a fire is a huge thing here. Hopefully after this incident authorities would think more seriously about this big issue.

Anyway, our food arrived. Pizza was really tasty, perfect comfort food! Thin croast, nice toppings, yummy! People were coming back and told us the fire fighters arrived too late... so sorry. Well, it was getting late and tomorrow we'd leave, so better waking up early to upload the car with all our stuff and hopefully it would be sunny and not windy, so we could finally go fishing. This would be my 1st time fishing, how exciting!!! Now I was just hoping that Barbie bubble works fine ;)
yadilitta says:
yes, we were missing that restaurant...
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
geerbox says:
With our method of eating, I think we were able to try almost every restuarant in Canoa!
not all of them, so I need to go back for the Spanish food....
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
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nice view from my room
nice view from my room
the vase was an Inca Kola bottle
the vase was an Inca Kola bottle
the bolon
the bolon
coffee break
coffee break
children having fun
children having fun
lunch was so tasty...
lunch was so tasty...
cute girl
cute girl
final score: Yadi vs Shawn
final score: Yadi vs Shawn
yay! I won!
yay! I won!
who wants a slice?
who wants a slice?
our guardian
our guardian
minigunther!!!
minigunther!!!
my healthy breakfast :P
my healthy breakfast :P
a pizza place, haha
a pizza place, haha
the biggest bar
the biggest bar
tasty and fresh juice
tasty and fresh juice
nice stairs
nice stairs
the main street
the main street
shop in Canoa
shop in Canoa
the tallest building in Canoa
the tallest building in Canoa
house in Canoa
house in Canoa
Bless us
Bless us
the bar during the morning, quiet
the bar during the morning, quiet
amusement park :P
amusement park :P
Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
:)
:)
fishermen working on their net
fishermen working on their net
:P
:P
Lisa was writing
Lisa was writing
kids playing
kids playing
like this old truck
like this old truck
nice old truck
nice old truck
our complimentary chifles and inca…
our complimentary chifles and inc…
my soupy cebiche, was tasty though
my soupy cebiche, was tasty though
Shawns shrimp with garlic
Shawn's shrimp with garlic
she was hungry too
she was hungry too
boards waiting to be used
boards waiting to be used
kids playing
kids playing
the nice hotel
the nice hotel
:)
:)
nice pool
nice pool
nice pond
nice pond
Shawn working on the mosquito net …
Shawn working on the mosquito net…
delicious flan
delicious flan
turn on the lights, pls
turn on the lights, pls
drinks were big! Bloody Mary, Sex …
drinks were big! Bloody Mary, Sex…
Yadi was defeating Shawn :P
Yadi was defeating Shawn :P
he was concentrated, shhh
he was concentrated, shhh
William was defeating Lisa hehehe
William was defeating Lisa hehehe
whos gonna win this time? I think…
who's gonna win this time? I thin…
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