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... br> We did not take a Crystal excursion. As with everything associated with Crystal, they tend to be a bit expensive. In Manta, their "Cancebi Museum & the Village of Montecristi" tour was $59 per person for the 2-3 hour tour. Or, for $99 per person you get a two-hour ride on a multicolored chiva, with wooden seats and a band on the roof playing Ecuadorian music. (Other tours can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, such as excursions ...
... recommended by our Aussie friends, Chris and Tony. We are sitting in the rooftop gazebo of the Hotel Nazo, a Japanese inspired hotel built and operated by a Russian family. It's a little noisy because it is in the city, but the room is immaculate and the whole atmosphere is very "zen". Just my kind of place!
Tomorrow we head further down the coast, hopefully to find some diving and maybe to take a horseback tour to find howler monkeys. Stay ...
... restaurants, and street venders don't open up until 6 or 7 pm.
Manta also has a Supermaxi. And, we were informed, they will be getting a Megamaxi soon, and another Mall -- they already have one. The population is approximately 220,000.
Cruise ships come into Manta from time to time. There's a Gringo newsletter on the web (Manta Expats) that one can subscribe to and it announces the day each ship arrives. The cruise ships give tours, of course, ...
... the staff 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 ...
... 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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