Hotel Ocean Blue

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Highlights from my first 4 weeks in PORTOVIEJO

A travel blog entry by lara.franko


... group. It was also the first time that I was invited to interact with the youth group outside of the office environment. I’ve noticed that most people take karaoke very seriously in Latin America (my observations include Uruguay, Argentina, and now Ecuador), and they try to get the best scores for each song that is played. In contrast to this competitive attitude, the youth group and I were there to have fun and goof around, and I could tell that the ...

Tuna Capital of the World

A travel blog entry by lottyh


... the world, their main
export is of course tuna. There are three kinds of Tuna; yellow fin,
big-eyed tuna and the most delicate one which is the blue fin tuna.
Tuna can grow very big and can weigh as much as 200 lbs. Aside from
tuna, Manta has a coastline with beautiful beaches, fishing villages,
modern cities and protected forests.

The sea, the unspoiled beaches, and
the tropical forest intertwine with the Pre-Columbian culture make

The Most Rewarding Day of My Life

A travel blog entry by jamsheedmaster


21 April 2013 – Manta, Ecuador

Today was without doubt, the most rewarding day of my life so far.

Our Hotel Director, Bert drew up a plan a while ago to see if we could help an orphanage somewhere along our route with supplies from the ship. Head office thought this was a wonderful idea, and it is. So for the last few years, all the ships that stop in Manta, Ecuador, do a day of helping out. In blistering heat, we loaded up three trucks and two ...

Relaxing and shopping in Manta

A travel blog entry by danharriet


... in Equator. It was important because of its ties to the tuna fishing industry. Hundreds of boats fished just off the waters of Manta for tuna. The fishing boats brought in enough tuna daily to support a Sunkist Tuna Factory here in town. Starting in early morning thru late afternoon the pier on which we were docked was loaded with large trucks that would retrieve the fish from the boats. Cranes were busy hauling in cargo nets full of tuna from the frozen storage of the boat's haul ...

Where did you get that hat?

A travel blog entry by jamsheedmaster

... hat, so I bought myself a fine, hand-made real Panama hat from the land they came from. It’s a handsome hat, off-white with a black trim. I saw the lady there making them and it’s quite an incredible skill how they weave them. The main market area was where we spent most of the day and then Kevin, the tenor from the cast, found a restaurant in a hotel on the way back to the ship, just to get some wifi and check emails etc.

The cast on ...


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