Hotel Ocean Blue
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... always has its trade-offs.
So, what did we do at Montecristi? The place is known for it's Panama hats as you can see from the giant lady in one roundabouts we passed who is making one. Later we saw woman in front of two hat stores doing the same thing, but for real. As I said, we, Sandy that is, bought a Panama hat. Panama hats really come from Ecuador, not Panama. Why the name then? According to the story, when Teddy Roosevelt ...
... Sunday, Gringos from the area meet for an American style breakfast; probably at one of the hotels in Santa Marianita. A taxi, or a camioneta for $1.00 per person, takes passengers to and from Marianita, from downtown Manta by the mercado. (Taxis are more).
Anyway, we also enjoyed where we rented our small studio. Maid service was actually included (weekly) in our rent, which was a nice surprise. Our building was quiet and secure. And with two ...
... at around 6:30 am on the 8th. Grueling, but at least we don't have to do a repeat of that until one month from now.
Our friend Wayne, from Colorado, lives in Manta, so he was able to get us a nice room with a small kitchenette, in the same building that he lives in, and almost directly below his own apartment. In fact, we're able to access his wifi from our place. But as far as the rest of the expenses for utilities go, including ...
... by about 3:50am we were tucked up in bed. Over the preceding hours, we had been in contact with our Australian travel agent and the agent in Peru to let them know what was happening. They have been quite supportive and now that they know our revised flight details will get the rest of the trip reorganised. Since we can’t fly out any earlier than 4pm, we’ll miss the last flight to Cusco and will arrive a day later than planned. This means we will miss our ...
... sometimes, but then I ask for clarification if I do not understand something. The youth also remind each other to speak slower to me, which I find is very sweet and also very helpful.
Overall, I am grateful for the warm welcome I got here from the director, the youth coordinator, as well as from members of the youth group. Everyone looks out for me, and I truly feel as though I have a good support network here. Additionally, I have been invited ...
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