Travel Blogs from Manta
... managed to void my entry stamp thus technically making me still exiting a country where my entry had been voided. Once I nicely pointed out the problem, it got fixed (this involved voiding my exit stamp) and I was assured that there wouldn’t be a problem…. I’m dubious. I wonder if I’m technically considered to be technically in the country? Thankfully and as a back up I still have a customs form that was also stamped when the ship was being cleared.
... two of the ACJ youth group members. I felt very out of place in the room because it was full of important community leaders, but I tried my best to absorb everything that was being discussed. I learned that Portoviejo does not have potable water in its water system – it is all contaminated. This means that all water that is consumed must be purified / filtered water that has to be bought, and is therefore an additional cost to everyone in the region. At ...
... array of bags, sweaters,
blouses, blankets, ponchos, scarves, hats, paintings, magnets and key
chains. In between surveying what to buy, I would emerge taking
photos of the locals and their wares. This was a hard thing to do,
by asking them to pose for a photo, even if I wasn't intending to
buy. But Ecuadorians are honest and friendly people always wanting
to please their tourist guests.
Photo ops done, I moved on to priority
... just getting stuck in. We galvanised into teams and set ourselves goals for the day. The engineers went up on ladders and replaced lots of the leaking roof boards. The galley crew tore out the filthy old kitchen, installed a whole new kitchen and units and cleaned the place thoroughly, and then went on to fit out the place with new cooking equipment and stoves. It was quite an astonishing transformation for just one day.
The rest of us painted the whole ...
... more room in the container and the truck would pull out and head for the factory on the outskirts of town. As soon as one truck left another would pull into it place and the process would commence anew.
We watched the tuna loading process for a while, but we had a purpose for the day that purpose required a morning trip to the craft market. After our shopping experience in Lima we had decided to repeat part of the shopping experience here in Manta. We purchase tickets ...
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Km 1.5 Via Barbasquillo, Manta | Hotelfrom $138
Malecon y calle 23 , Manta | Hotelfrom $128
Av. 7 y calle 20, Manta | Hotelfrom $119
Calle 2 Avenida 11 La Ensenadita, Frente al Malecon, Manta | Hotelfrom $65
Calle M1 y Av. 24, Manta | Hotelfrom $70
Colinas del Mar, Manta | Hotelfrom $82