Dec 31, 2009
Puerto Misahualli - pronounced MeSAwaJEE - is a relaxing but tiny vacation spot for Ecuadorians. Also a great place to get a roasted plantain for a quarter.
Of course, there are other ways to get your hands on some grub.
The New Years tradition in Ecuador is to build or buy paper-mache dolls, similar to the way we make jack-o-lanterns. These dolls are called "Viage Año," or "Old Year," and at midnight on New Years, the people set the dolls aflame to burn to cinders. It's a big outdoor bonfire. Some dolls are made to look like pop-culture icons, too. During the day is games and social-type fun.
Ana was able to hook us up with a Jungle Lodge a 5 minute boat ride from town. It was a 15 minute walk to and from, and the view was unbeatable.
Some of our neighbors during our stay: