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... sites, Machu Picchu for instance, lasting two or three days.) $59 was not a lot, and Crystal does a good job, but their tours tend to be crowded, so you end up waiting for people to get on and off the bus, some of whom are rather slow. This is not a criticism, just a fact. So, we take their tours sometimes, but as I've noted before, we often go off on our own. You can usually find a taxi driver who will take you around to the same sights for ...
... Manta and checked in to a hotel that was recommended for us. Took a drive downtown the beach and now just hanging out on the hotel rooftop garden. Great view of the ocean. Leaving in the morning for Puerto Lopez where we hope to Scuba dive and go see howler monkeys- then check out the fishing port.
... of those tours take passengers to Montecristi. A town where they make Panama hats. We also saw them making good quality wicker furniture, all by hand. It's a fun outing, as there are many shops for souvenirs.
MontecristI is about a 20 minute taxi ride from Manta ($5.00). This little tidbit is from the web: "Panama hats of the best quality are made here. Montecristi is famous for them, and for good reason. They ought to be re-named "Montecristi hats", ...
... Getting to the next stage involved navigating out of the secure area to one of the LAN service desks. Easy right? Wrong. Security only had a vague idea of what was happening and while fairly helpful had no idea where to send us even though many other passengers would have passed through before us. The second hurdle was to get our hotel vouchers. Thankfully one of the people we were travelling with had gotten through hurdle one quickly and was able to scope out ...
... 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 ...
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