by: Steve Watkins In: culture, Ecuador, journal, photography, Travel on: October 31, 2013My friend, Maria Blount of Puerto Cayo began our day with a wonderful breakfast: eggs with tomatoes, fresh fish, sweet bananas and fresh-squeezed papaya juice. Mom and Aunt Neala near the beach in Las Pinas. Fishing boats just in from sea in Las Pinas, where we stopped and bought some of the fresh catch pictured below. Crab legs for dinner, and cheap! I understand life in Ecuador so much better because of this precious lady, Maria. A papaya farm near our home in Puerto Cayo that I didn’t know about until today. Bought two bushels for $5. This home was recently constructed on the beach in Puerto Cayo by our Ethiopian friend, Mesfin Haile. It’s spectacular. This is Mesfin’s bodega, or storage building. Not too shabby!