There isn’t much to do in the hippie beach town of Montañita besides surf and relax, but there were plenty of friendly and interesting characters to meet. Here is a sampling:
A half Iranian/half Ecuadorian guy who plans to travel to Cuenca in search for an allusive mushroom field.
A precious young, round-faced Colombian with an awesome haircut selling empanadas on the street. He wants to eventually study architecture in Brazil after traveling for ”no longer than two years”.
A Peruvian surfer who was a disappointing salsa leader.
An Argentinian magician and his cute and stylish girlfriend who are traveling for two years
An aspiring tattoo artist from Patagonia, also Argentinian, who saved money to travel in Europe, but decided that he likes the chaos of the Americas better.
An Italian woman who travels here every three months to be with her Ecuadorian boyfriend.
A Cuban who came to Ecuador with his dance group on a cultural visa. He defected from Cuba, along with every other member of the group.