Merry Christmas from Ecuador. I hope you all had a merry one. It actually wasn’t very festive at the beach (we couldn’t even find santa hats!) but thanks to the magic of Photoshop it sure looks like it was!
I appreciate all your input on our New Year’s Eve dilemma that I presented last week — splurge to stay on the beach in Moñtanita or save and head for the mountains in Baños? I agree with the majority of you — splurging is a must on occasion! And had we found a great hostel I would have paid almost anything to do it. But the desirable places were booked months ago meaning we’d be paying a fortune to stay a week somewhere pretty unpleasant — which feels less like a splurge and more like a ripoff.
In the end, we decided to head for Baños. We spent a full three weeks at the beach and it was time for a change of pace. We arrived this morning and I’m already feeling relieved and happy about our decision. Plus, while I’m a beach girl, Anders is a mountain guy — and traveling as a pair is all about compromise.
Onto Photo of the Week!
Welcome to Moñtanita
Delicious smoothies on the beach
Scenes from Moñtanita
Colorful scenes in Guayaquil
Which photo is your favorite?