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Trip Start Nov 05, 2007
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Where I stayed
Tortuga Surf Lodge
The arrival back in El Tunco was a nice feeling. It felt comfortable and a bit homey. We decided to stay at a new hotel that is being built beside Tortuga Surf Lodge (where we stayed last time). It is a great spot with a fabulous piece of land that is slowly being developed into a rustic, charming backpackers hotel and bar
We have been able to create a comfortable space for ourselves at the beach town, and make trips into the local town to get groceries on the chicken buses every few days, buy fresh fruit and vegetables from the markets or the trucks that drive through the villages, and buy fresh seafood off the docks in town. Surfing in the morning is kinda the daily ritual, with Rustin attacking the bigger waves and myself attemping to catch the smaller waves. Life is nice and simple.
We have taken a few day trips on the local buses to a few other beaches up the coast and have discovered unspoiled, pristine sand beaches with beautiful rocks, cliffs and volcanic overflow!!! A very beautiful country that has yet to be over run by tourists. Something that we are not taking forgranted. The local people of the village are friendly and welcoming and do not pass you by without a smile or a "buens dias". It feels really nice. Tomorrow we have been invited to join Gille and Patricia in the baptism of there son Diego at the local church. All of their family will be there, aswell as Rustin and I. We feel quite honoured to have been invited to such a special occasion.
Anyways, that is our life up until now. Travels are interesting, challenging, fabulous, relaxing and inspiring.
We hope this note finds you all in great health and happiness!!!
Rustin and Jenn