27 May10 Muddy in Machilalla

Posted in Activity, Culture, Landmarks, Nature from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador by Calina

About an hour down the Panamerican from Montañita is its alterego, the village of Puerto Lopez. Colourful boats are tethered on the shore and every morning the fishermen unload their catch, running from the hordes of birds that try with some success to whisk away a fish or two. One of the first things we […] (Read More)

23 May10 Party, Surf, Repeat

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food from Montañita, Ecuador by

With both sadness and excitement in our hearts, we crossed borders for the sixth time in our trip, leaving Peru behind as we ventured forth into Ecuador. We bussed to Guayaquil, stopping only to admire the bus terminal which looked more like a shopping mall,  before departing for Montañita, a beach town on Ecuador’s famous […] (Read More)

20 May10 Bookworms on Máncora Beach

Posted in Culture, History and Politics from Mancóra, Peru by

Máncora is a popular beach town on the Pacific coast of Peru, known for its warm water, ample surf and great weather. Following another night bus, we arrived in the wee hours of the morning and willed ourselves to navigate to a proper bed. We collected our bags from the bus and piled them onto […] (Read More)