With just a week left in Ecuador I have started to feel sad about leaving Canoa. I planned a (in my mind) hectic schedule of going to Otavalo for two days and then Quito for two days before flying out. I could have handled this but something was weighing on my mind.
I don’t really know Canoa.
It’s been amazing to meet up with other travelers and finally have people to hang out with but it was at the expense of how I like to travel. I didn’t make the same effort to befriend locals or discover the food or life here. I don’t want to complain as new friends came to Canoa to meet and we had a great time. But…
But Canoa feels empty.
On the surface it seems like every other beach town I have visited. I don’t understand why you would come here over any other generic surf/fisherman’s village. But I know there is a reason and so I have moved my flight and I’m staying an extra week alone to discover it.