Welcome to Montanita
The bus drive was ok. I fall asleep while they were playing Fast & Furious. Sorry, but that's not my type of movies, hehe. Finally it was around 7:40pm when we arrived to Montañita. The guys didn't know where they'd stay. I had already made a reservation (just by email) in a place that looked nice on the website. It turned to be that the hostel was located far away from the terminal. It was dark and I didn't want to carry my big backpack for that long, so I decided to go with the guys and check a hostel near by. I didn't want to walk alone in the middle of the night, it was better having 4 bodyguards ;)
The hostel wasn't my favorite one, but was ok. Most important: I didn't have to carry the big backpack for long and knew some of the guests, hehehe.
it was yummy!
Got a private room with private bathroom for US$7, my budget was US$10, so I saved US$ 3, yay!
Left my stuff, took a quick shower, changed clothing and was ready to leave. Rob, the other German guy, met 2 other Germans at the hostel, haha. It was weird being in Ecuador listening mostly to German, hahaha. The 4 guys and me went to get something to eat. I wasn't that hungry and was in my vegetarian mood. So I decided to look for fruit salad, but no luck. But while I was walking around I saw some stands offering corn and I got one, hehe. It was the first time eating corn with chimichurri dressing and Parmesan cheese, sounds strange but was good! Then I joined the Germans who were eating something at a small restaurant. While we were there Shawn called, yay! So good to listen to him.
At that time he was in Mindo
, which was also part of my lists of places to visit during this trip.
In our way back, the guys got a bottle of rum and coke. I went to an intenet cafe and we met at the hostel a bit later. Now the group was bigger. The new members were a Swiss couple and 2 other Germans, haha. The Swiss were thinking about going to Peru after Ecuador and since I was the Peruvian one, it was my turn to give tips, hehehe.
Jens came back and was hungry, so we went to grab a bite. When we were looking for a place to eat earlier, we saw a stand selling burritos and that is the place where we went this time, hahaha, but I got a veggie burrito ;) We went back to the hostel and I kept on with my Ambassador duty, hehehe.
party street at night
It was great listening to Darren's impressions of South America and Peru in special. Then the gang wanted to go out for a couple of drinks. I wasn't sure first, but Darren said that it was a MUST, to celebrate our arrival to Montañita. We ended up going to one of the streets leading to the beach. There were several small stands offering cocktails with loud music. At one there was a young barman performing a show. I got a Maracuya aka Passion Fruit daiquiri and the girls with the gang loved it. Next thing they got the same drink ;)
I was having a great time with the gang, but was a bit tired. It has been a long day and I wanted to wake up early next morning in order to move from hostel. So, I decided to leave. Said goodbye to the group and Darren offered to walk me to the hostel. Thanks! I arrived to the hostel at 1 something, wrote a bit and went to bed. But first I sat my alarm clock ;)
This 1st day in Ecuador was loooong but lots of fun!
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