2nd week of project
On Sunday night was Greg, one of our mates from the projects last night so we bought some food and camped at a lookout for the night which was fun. Monday and Tuesday consisted of sifting though dirt to take out stones and roots because it was needed to mix with cement to redo the school floor. Then we had to mix the cement and dirt with water but for some reason I was the only guy doing it and this guy, Luis, one of the indigenous seemed like he was taking the piss a bit so I left!
On Wednesday morning we worked on the chicken coup again and built the majority of the framework. In the afternoon we just chilled playing monopoly with a couple of beers. In the evening the Americans collected fire wood for a fire and there was a traditional dancing with the shuar community. Antony and I bought a few more beers which made it more enjoyable. I felt a bit guilty because the Americans were not allowed to drink and it was even one of their 21st birthday...
On Thursday I decided not to get up for breakfast because I was sick of unripe plantains and had a few beers the night before so didn´t get up for work. At this point Anthony and I devised a plan to leave a week early and go to the beach. We didn't do any work on Thursday and planned the rest of our trip with lonely planet guides.
Friday consisted of 3 bus journeys that took a total of about 10 hours but it was all worth it. When we got a Guayaquil there was massive bus station with over 100 terminals and all the fast food joints you could ask for. After two weeks with no protein we headed straight for the colonel of KFC and had possibly one of the best meals of my life only because of how poor it had been before. Although Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador it is a bit of a hole so we only stayed a night and didn´t explore, the next day we headed straight to Montanita, the beach town.