Travel Blogs from Manta
... facilitated by an organization called Infodesarrollo Ecuador (Info-development Ecuador). There were about 40 participants from various organizations and communities in Manabí province. I attended as a youth representative with some of ACJ’s youth group members. The workshop addressed some of the main social and economic issues that Ecuadorians face on a daily basis, such as access to healthcare, right to education, unfair economic competition, and ...
... lovely and unique coastal town.
“Where do you want to go today?”
Claudia asked us.
“Anywhere you want to take us,” we
For two hours we spent the time
watching the Ecuadorian cultural presentation held at the central
square right next to us which was to the left of the many colorful
stalls. Once in a while, I would go meander around various shops and
look at souvenir items. It was ...
... crew and stuff for the orphanage: everything from pens and pencils, paper, food supplies, a whole kitchen compliment, gallons of paint, brushes, toys, cycles, new beds, new cots, all kinds of everything and drove to the orphanage. When we arrived, we unloaded all the stuff, split into teams and started painting all the classrooms and dorms. It was a very poor neighbourhood and we needed an armed guard on the door to keep an eye on things. It was so wonderful to see every ...
... as the mist from the cold fish was exposed to the hot humid air of the port and back down into the containers that each of the trucks were pulling. With a tenacity of purpose that comes when man and machine joined together to complete a long tedious task, the cranes would swing out, dip into the ships and retrieve a cargo net full of half frozen tuna only to swing back out and dip into a large square hold in the containers that the trucks were pulling. This continued until there ...
We're now in the Southern Hemisphere. Please excuse the upside writing. Ecuador has changed quite a bit since we were here four years ago. Several new high rise condos, housing developments and shopping centres have popped up in and around the port town of Manta (the tuna capital of the world). Cheap prices, low taxes, a warm climate, and the U.S. dollar as the official currency has attracted thousands of North American retirees and disenchanted ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Washington Manta
Other places to stay in Manta
Km 1.5 Via Barbasquillo, Manta | Hotelfrom $138
Malecon y calle 23 , Manta | Hotelfrom $115
Av. 7 y calle 20, Manta | Hotelfrom $101
Calle 2 Avenida 11 La Ensenadita, Frente al Malecon, Manta | Hotelfrom $63
Calle M1 y Av. 24, Manta | Hotelfrom $70
Colinas del Mar, Manta | Hotelfrom $67