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Dec 22, 2009 - Salinas, just Salinas
Finally, a day that is not go..go..go. We are actually hanging out around Salinas today. We got an unexpected treat this morning. It is the anniversary of the town and they have an annual parade, right in front of our Condo. It started at 10:30 and wasn’t over until 1:30. All the schools from Salinas and all the surrounding towns send representatives. Some were just walking, but many of the schools had bands and baton troups. After we had watched as much as we could, we went back in for breakfast. Mery had fixed fresh Mango, bananas, fried...Jump to full entry
Dec 20, 2009 - Salinas
Gary got up early and walked with Chalo to the market to pick up breakfast items. Other than Mery, I was the next to get up…yes hard to believe, but I am actually an early riser among this group. Mery made a few grilled sandwiches that were basically thin ham and mozzarella cheese for breakfast. We also had fresh mangos, bananas, and cereal. Nothing tastes the same here, milk is different, the mozzarella cheese isn’t what I am used to and my description of the grilled sandwiches is really loose, but its all good. Chalo decided we should go...Jump to full entry
Feb 21, 2009 - Salinas- Yacht Clubs, Beaches and Regattas
Our first night in Salinas couldn't be a dull one so we headed over to Jose's friend Felipe's beach house for some drinks and to meet some of his peeps who he hadn't seen in over a year. I was increasingly tired from my day o travel hell so we headed off around 3 am, leaving a happy Cachete partying there. YAY!!! Jose and I woke up to a sunny day in Salinas and were eager to get started. We drove all over the city looking for bread and coffee for breakfast (we only managed to get the bread and some juice), ate on Jorge's patio and then...Jump to full entry
Apr 24, 2007 - Ecuador - Salinas
My missing luggage came into the Guayaquil airport late Monday night and by then I was ready to get out of the big city, so Tuesday morning I caught a $3.00 bus ride to Salinas out of the bus terminal, headed west of Guayaquil, on to a penninsula that juts out to the west, on the southern coastal end of Ecuador. Seems here it costs about a dollar per hour for a bus ride wherever you want to go. After getting here, I paid $30 for two nights at a nice clean hotel right on the Malecon- with the nice, clean tourist beach right across the...Jump to full entry
Jan 22, 2005 - No Mercedes, Theyre NOT Crabs!
Turns out that two of the 6 Swedes were going the same way I was, so late in the morning we all left for Salinas where they were hoping to catch a bus to Quito and I, to Guayaquil. It was an extremely hot bus ride and I spent the entire time picking of what I called ticks. I still dont know exactly what they were (I dont have them anymore), but I assume that they were from my ride in the hills earlier that morning. They were red and looked like a smaller version of the ticks we have at home and when they latched on, they were terribly hard...Jump to full entry
Jan 16, 2005 - Luxury, even if its only for a few days!
Hey everyone. I first want to say thank you for all the nice emails..if I havent responded, I will..just havent spent too much time in internet cafe´s while Amanda is here..i´m sure once she leaves and i´m really bored, Í´ll hit the intenet cafes and email EVERYBODY! Ok, after about 16 days of staying in cheap hostals or hotels that have beds that are less comfortable than Lebow´s couch bed, (and there are so many of us who´ve endured many a night on that thing) we decided to do it up the last few nights and spend a little cash. We came to...Jump to full entry