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... where the open market is and you can buy a hat right there, or you can grab a cab to Montecristi and buy your hat right there. There are ship tours as well, but costly, so we are planning on doing this one on our own. We will let you know if we are successful or not.
... or donkeys just in the middle of the road.
We took a detour off the said side road and came upon what I think was one of the saddest communities we've seen. Abject poverty, people living in huts with wooden floors, no one seeming to have anywhere to go or anything to do. But at the end of the road was a beautiful view of the ocean, and a peaceful cemetery obviously well tended. Such a contrast to the homes a few metres away.
The place we are living at is called Naranjal, near the biggest town called Jipijapa. We are located near a cleared area of jungle.You can still see the jungle in the mountain, still kept away from urbanisation. There is many fires started by farmers in order to start using the land to cultivate. We are afraid that in many years this place will be just houses or agriculture, you won't see how it was before mans touch. To be sincere, this part of Ecuador is ...
... the concern? Don't know. We're confused. Anyway, we always felt comfortable strolling around at night wherever we walked in the central part of Manta, and it doesn't take much to put me on the alert.
ONE WORD OF CAUTION THOUGH, WAYNE SAID THAT LAST YEAR, THE NIGHTTIME MEETING(S) WAS CANCELLED DURING CHRISTMAS. THIS WAS FOR SAFETY REASONS. EVIDENTLY, CRIME GOES UP DURING THAT SEASON AND ONE NEEDS TO EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION.
Manta has some ...
... homo sapiens walking below.
The last thing on the agenda was a tour of a local church in Montechristi where a funeral service was under way – a quick couple of shots and we left to head back to the ship.
We’ve got one more sea day ahead of us before we arrive into Salaverry or Trujillo, Peru. I have not been able to get any access whatsoever to wi-fi so I’ve got days of postings piling up. Hopefully in Trujillo.
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