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Aug 7, 2007 - Canoa, Ecuador-The rat race will still be on when you return-RP

Our trip trip to Canoa, Ecuador started with a five hour bus ride to Bahia, leaving from Guayaquil. The small towns we passed along the way were heart wrenching. The poverty was beyond belief. Children work with their families if they do not go to school. In Bahia we took a bicycle taxi to a water taxi to the island of our destination. The Sundown Inn was our accommodations and this is where we began our Spanish lessons. Jamie (our teacher) was a patient soul, we are such Americans! We have such a long way to go to be able to communicate in...

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Jun 6, 2006 - Canoa

Como siempre cuando viajo hizo buen tiempo y ademas pasé el dia en el autobus para llegar a Canoa. Pero valió la pena venir a la provincia de Manabí! una playa larguisima, solo con un par de cabañas, un par de casitas y nada mas! y hasta vi un poquito el sol... Canoa tambien tiene sus desventajas: no hay banco y para comprar espuma de afeitar es imposible, ja, ja! Entonces "el barbudo" aprovechó para ir a pasar una tarde en Bahia de Caraquez, la ciudad mas cercana. Lo mas curioso es la manera de hablar de los costeños: "que tal brother,...

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May 1, 2006 - Canoa Beach

The amazing thing about Ecuador is the proximity of everything. Two hours from Quito you can be on a glacier atop a 6000 meter mountain, 5 hours to the east you are in tropical rainforest, and 7 hours to the west of Quito are its vast surfing beaches. I had a few days off of work so I decided to hightail it to Canoa, a beach recommended by a few people. It was the perfect prescription. Canoa is pretty much this: head-high beach-break surfing in lukewarm water, miles of white sand, fresh calamari, shrimp, fish, piña coladas, caiparihnas in...

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Feb 21, 2005 - Gorgeous beach weekend in Canoa

Our, my, last weekend in Ecuador for a while..We headed off to Canoa from Quito at 3am on Thursday after an evening in various drinking establishments, including my favourite Quito salsa club, where I was determined to get the group into salsa!! After the salsa group met up with the boys returning from their stripclub, where lap dances cost a dollar, we set off on an eight-hour bus journey. The eventful journey was best described for me by one of the group to her friend in another group, which eventually got back to my company. It's highly...

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Jan 22, 2005 - Beach life!

Quito is a long way from the beach, but for our last weekend in Ecuador, after one weekend eating fried pig at a local market, another hiking up waterfalls and cloud forest, the perfect end to our stay was to visit the beach. Not wanting to waste any beach time, we began our 8 hour bus journey at 3am, after a gruelling night of cocktail slamming and beer drinking at our local bar, Patatu's. There are other bars in Gringolandia (the unofficial name for the part of town where we all hang out), but we often go to the same one at least once a...

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Jun 11, 2004 - Mancora, Peru

Ahhhhhh, back in the warm sun and water of the tropics. Mancora is a very cool little town in the far north of Peru. Many Peruvians flock there on weekends for getaways. Good surf, fun nightlife and dirt cheap prices for clothes, food, and accomodations. $4 a night in a resort on the sand with a pool, the works. We met tons of travelers from all corners of the globe and made a lot of friends. Roller even took off for a few days with some of them to Playa Lobitos and caught some of the best surf of his life while staying in a hotel on the...

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