Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FUCKING ROOSTERS

Quito is in the Southern hemisphere and the road we took towards the finca was built beside ''Mitad del Mundo" or Navel of the World. We didn't go inbut from what I was it was just a monument with a ball on top. That was it. I wanted so much a photo in that place but now I'm not so sure anymore. You have to pay to go inside anyway.

The road has amazing landscapes. Really high mountains, covered with mist or clouds. Amazing valleys. Jungles once with started to descend. We got to a small town where Sofi's cousin lives. From there is only 12 km to the finca to which we got when it was already dark. As (probably) any other finca around the world, action comes to a halt very early but since we got a little late and talked a bit we went to bed around 23:00.

By 5 (I think it was earlier but was told it was 5) the fucking roosters began to do their thing. I couldn't go back to sleep and stayed awake until Mr. sun made his appearance. I didn't notice the night before because there is no electricity, but the roosters cages were right beside the place we were sleeping. They were fight roosters. Very beautiful but fucking annoying animals.

We set up for the beach. Destination: Pedernales where another relative lives. This town has no extraordinary thing to see of to offer. There were several extremely loud bars/clubs by the ocean, lots of street food (ok, this was good) and tons of locals looking like they were going to the fashion show. Although, I found this rather interesting because they didn't care about how warm it was. That night we slept in the back of Rino's (Sofi's cousin) truck.

Like I said before, nothing extraordinary. So we went to another beach the next day: La Chorrera. Small village with also not much to offer BUT the beach was nicer. Last time I saw the Pacific Ocean was before Christmas. For Paula it was the first time looking at the Pacific Ocean.

It was in the village where we said goodbye (for now) to Sofi. Everybody went back to their things and we started to head down South along the Ruta del Spondylus that goes along the coast from North to South.

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