Monday, June 2, 2014

FABBY: Trip Around the Ecuadorian Coast

Hello dear Friends!

           Ok, looks like this week is going to be back to 'normal' in general. I even hosted our last Wednesday of the month Rosary prayer, last week, while I was still getting my house together.

I'm finally free so I can post some photos of our trip around the coastal region, called "The Route of the Spondylus" in Ecuador which we went with my dear Bil, Alejandro's brother, the owner of the rose farm and his wife Juanita... they are very dear to us, to be fair, all my Bils and Sils are dear to us both!

We people of the Andean-Highlands love the beach because is far away and lots of hours drive, that's why when we go, we stay for at least a week if not longer, like we did. When my girls were small, we stayed a month!

I will explain a little after some pictures...lots of them, lol!

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There are many gorgeous beaches all around the coast of Ecuador. We were only at a few.
Beach season is over for the coastal region as children are back to school because the weather gets cooler, but in the 80's. Meanwhile, for us people of the Andean-High lands, the weather is perfect and it's Summer time, only cold, but the same months as is in the USA.

The weather is still lovely here and the water is warm, but with less people, so it was wonderful!

Fishermen boats. The Seafood is amazing in Ecuador, and we have the best shrimp ever, exported to Europe and the US.
The Salinas Yatch Club is near  the private boats and it's a wonderful club with great food!

Me, arriving at one of the most beautiful hotels we were at, on our way.
We slept in one and the following day we drove to another beach resort area and were sleeping in another beautiful hotel and different each one... it was great!

My 'conch ceviche' and plantain chips to go along.

In the back a shrimp ceviche and up front, a seafood rice with fish.

Plantain chips to accompany, along with a pretty and fresh salad.

Another lovely hotel.

We were going to the beach which was right outside a beautiful walk and it also had a pier or dock direct to the sea.

Here we are late in the afternoon taking a walk by the dock.

Juan, Juanita and us.

This place we stayed at was adorable!  Lots of bungalows with two rooms, TV and a small porch inside and outside...we loved it!

Walking distance directly to the beach. We would go for walks at the beach and to swim in the morning because of the light sun rays at that hour.

Another shrimp yummy dish.

A light sea-bass dish.

Another fun hotel which was surrounded by tropical trees, plants and flowers, and it looked like it was smack in the middle of the jungle...and so were the rooms! Ecuador has tropical jungles too and I've never been to them; I heard they're amazing too.

Me with my dear In law's

Alejandro and Juan, his older brother; but they both have an eldest bro too.

We visited a young artist couple that live by a beach area, all year round, very secluded as artists tend to like!  They have a fabulous modern home!

Here I am with my young friend. They used to live in the Andean city of Cuenca, where we live and we know their parents.

We spent the last three days before driving back home at my Bil's and his wife's high rise apartment at the resort of Salinas, which is simply gorgeous!

A view from the window.

My Sil's beautiful shell collection and some with interesting shapes.

Our breakfast table at my sister in law's Juanita's dining table, as we stayed the last three days of our trip at their high rise apartment at the beach resort.

The pretty tablecloth is hand made of 'Straw-shawl.'

I love beach sunsets!

Sorry I had so many pics and you are so kind to come by and visit me, as you know you always make my day!

Thank you to the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

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  1. Too many pictures? No No-my friend! I just love ALL those pictures! What a wonderful trip with you lovely in-laws, Fabby. EVERY place you stayed was just gorgeous. I like going "after season", too, when the kids are back in school and the tourist season is quieter.

    Your seas are gorgeous---and it makes me miss living by the ocean so much. There is nothing like a sunset over the ocean, is there?

    Wonderful pictures of you, family and friends. Welcome back to blogging! xo Diana

  2. That was a wonderful short tour Fabby! I say short because I know you have a lot more pictures than what you shared, but I enjoyed the ones you showed here - just lovely! All the food pics made me hungry by the way, and you know with my condition, I can practically eat a horse at this point! LOL! I can't wait to see more photos of your lovely country and beaches dear. Keep 'em coming!

  3. What a wonderful vacation, Fabby!!! The resorts where stayed were beautiful! The food looked absolutely delicious!! (I thought I was the only one who took pictures of our meals! LOL!) I'm so glad you and your family were able to have such a lovely time together. Wonderful memories! Welcome back!

  4. You had me at Ceviche! Yumm! What beautiful photographs! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

  5. Oh Fabby, what a glorious time you had. I am so glad you shared so many pictures. Each place you stayed was wonderful but I am pretty sure I would have most liked the one you mentioned that had the little bungalows.
    And the food. Oh my. I was getting hungry just looking.

  6. I could have easily looked at twice as many pictures...all beautiful, and a very enjoyable post to read! :)

  7. What a beautiful trip! You lucky girl! :) love all your pics.

  8. Wow what a lovely vacation you had Fabby. It's so beautiful there and the food looked amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  9. Fabby,
    It was refreshing to see you and your sweet husband enjoying yourself!!! The photos of your vacation are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing. . .and welcome Home. . .you were missed, dear friend!!!

  10. Oh Fabby! What an incredible trip you had. Everything looked very luxurious. Ohhhhhh. So wonderful.

    It was like sharing a little bit of paradise on earth, don't you think?

    Thank you so much for sharing and for all the wonderful photos, too.

    Also, Fabby, I wanted to thank you for your kind words over the loss of my beloved Honey Cat. Will never ever ever stop missing her. Susan

  11. Que linda te ves en esa foto... feliz. Y que lugar tan expectacular y la comida... que hambre me dio! ;)

    Un abrazo


  12. Oh Fabby!!! I love all the pictures. What a beautiful place. I think the bungalows would have been my second favorite compared to your in-laws place. I am glad you had such a wonderful time.

  13. Dearest Fabby,
    So happy to see you had a fabulous time together as family with yummy seafood. Looks very much like you were in Paradise!
    It made me sad when I saw Juan's CoolPix... Pieter lost his in Miami, misplaced it on top of the safe at our Hyatt House apartment when we were leaving. When I called later, it was nowhere to be found. Sad as also our photos with friends were on it. There are also less honest people on this planet, regardless if there is a name and address on the camera.
    Hugs to you,

  14. So may photos but not nearly enough to picture such a delightful and charming trip and the people in it.
    Wonderful! Makes me want to pack and leave.
    You were missed but now that you're back I know I missed you even more than I realized. Welcome back! And thank you for sharing!!!

  15. Beautiful pictures Fabby. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. :)


  16. Oh, what a fabulous trip you had! Everything looks beautiful, from the beaches to the food! It's nice that you have warm water too! Our Michigan lakes are cold to swim in! So glad you had a wonderful vacation, thanks for sharing.

  17. Wow, Fabby! What a trip that was! I know you loved every minute of it, and coming back home must have been a little hard to do. It's always nice to visit fun new places! Every hotel was beautiful, and the really colorful one looked like somewhere it would be really fun to stay!

    It's so interesting to me how food is so different in different parts of the world. I like the way that salad was presented. I think I'm going to do that in the future just for kicks. It's a nice way to easily identify all of the ingredients, and it's just pretty. Here the ingredients generally come to the table already tossed together.

    You look so pretty! I'm glad you and Alejandro were able to travel together and enjoy the time!

    Have a beautiful week!

  18. Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  19. All of your photos are fantastic! From the scenery to the seafood, it looks like an amazing and relaxing vacation.


  20. All the photos are picture perfect.Lovely to see the beautiful beaches.I have heard that your country has the most spectacular mountain range,beaches and forests.It's wonderful to see you having great time with your people.Thank you to drop your lovely comments.Love and Hugs sujatha..:):)

  21. Thank you for sharing your trip. The pictures were beautiful.

  22. Fabby, your coastal areas look wonderful...the best part is they weren't crowded! It is so nice to walk the beach without tripping over someone. Delicious looking food, too.
    Have a great week.

  23. Nice array of photos -- I especially liked the top and second from bottom. My WW

  24. Oh My. that is such a beautiful vacation you had! The beaches and hotels and food all look so wonderful. When you said the temperatures had cooled down to the 80's I smiled. That's perfect beach weather here! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! Pam

  25. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation Fabby! That fish with shrimp sauce looks delicious and the views of the Salinas Malecon brought back many memories!
    Thanks for sharing!

  26. Hi Fabby, What a beautiful place to vacation! Every place gets better than the last. I love to vacation off season, much less crowded and no waiting in lines for a table out. All of your photos are amazing. I really love the photo with the boats. Fabulous pics of you and your family and friends. Happy June.........

  27. I am so glad you were able to take this glorious trip. I enjoyed it as well through your lens. Always happy when you stop by and say hello.

  28. Never too many pictures! this is always such a happy blog to visit - thank you for sharing your wonderful trip

  29. Hola Fabby,

    Pero mujer que belleza de lugar. Y ni hablar de la comida que se ve deliciosa y spectacular. Que bueno que disfrutaron sus merecidas vacaciones.Me encanta ver las sonrisas de todos ustedes. La playa esta tentadora y invita a una Buena caminata. Las fotos estan bellas querida amiga. Espero algun dia poder visitor esa area de nustro bello planeta.



  30. I'll have what you're having. The shrimp looks out of this world.

    You look very sophisticated.


  31. Looks like you have had a wonderful vacation along beautiful beaches! Never gets tired of beach sunsets... Me too prefer to go when not too hot and crowded.

  32. What a lovely trip! Love all the hotels and beaches, and that sunset is breathtaking. You must have had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  33. Beautiful beaches and hotels Fabby! So glad that you had such a wonderful time. The food really does look delicious! Love the gorgeous sunset photos and that handmade tablecloth is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  34. What a lovely trip you had, Fabby! The food look delicious and the hotels look fine. pretty beaches and nice sceneries! Thanks for sharing...Christine


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