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sorry for not updating the blog for some time... I have a handwritten journal that i kept while in the jungle that at some point i hope to transcribe but for now i am in Manta, Ecuador on the coast and the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa is speaking 2 blocks away in about 45 minutes. the police presence and military is significant …
... evening with the youth group. I went to *Roberto’s house with them. He is the past ACJ youth coordinator, and someone who is very involved in arts and culture, as well as youth programming in Portoviejo and the surrounding region. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what the evening was going to be about until I arrived at Roberto’s house and the meeting got started. It turns out that he called an informal meeting at his house in order ...
... pm. We had an amazing visit with them.
The excitement of the whole day and then suddenly saying goodbye
caused me to forget about the waiting shuttle bus behind the port
gates. We were still hugging each other when the guard called to
“Please hurry up, that's the last
shuttle to the cruzero!” he called.
With that I said, “Adios, vaya con
dios, mi amiga.” “Keep in touch, “ I uttered.
... 4 beers and a bowl of ceviche later and we are ready to go. The total price? $9.00. The experience? Priceless
Time to head back to the ship. Tomorrow we are at sea and the next day we go through the Panama Canal which will take about 10 hours. On Monday we will arrive in Cartagena, Colombia. I've been wanting to go there ever since seeing "Romancing the Stone". ...
... and they catch huge amounts of Tuna. Tourism is becoming a huge growth industry too, and in the season, year after year the cruise ships bring thousands of tourists to the area. They also grow Bananas, cocoa and rice between the coast and the mountains. The city looks quite prosperous, with clean tree lined streets, also the people look happy and well fed. We loved our day here, it was quite a ...