Hotel Lun Fun Manta
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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 …
... today. Panama hats are not made in Panama,they are the handiwork of Ecuadorians, especially those living in Montecristi which is known as the center of the Panama Hat industry. Following Captain Mercer's blog last year, we discovered the shuttle will take you right ...
... youth are always stopping in to chat (or to use the free Wi-Fi), and there is usually Latin pop music playing at full volume! This allows me to interact with the youth regularly, but it is also very distracting when I am trying to work! That being said, I am happy that the youth have a safe place to hang out with their friends and express themselves (many of the youth love to paint, and there is even a wall mural in the youth office).
I admit that at ...
... are only found in
Ecuador and Colombia. Alvia explained that the Tagua nut is peeled,
cut, and made into buttons, sculptures and souvenirs.
“At the market, we saw those
sculptures shaped as dolphins, turtles, and fish. They look like
ivory wood but they are actually the Tagua nuts,” Claudia said.
“The seed of the Tagua palm in its
rough state is roughly the size of an egg. When first processed, it
Today was a wonderful day. We hooked up with Pat (he's the guy whose fiance had to leave in Lima to go back to work) and took the shuttle into Manta. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is too far away to get to unless we fly. We got off the shuttle at the Civic Center and found a taxi to take us to Monte Christie, the best place to buy Panama hats. It's a charming little area ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services