Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Manta Ecuador
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... feet you can't help but love them. We hit land and went for lunch back at the local joint we had found the night before for another set menu. Leaving town that afternoon we had made the decision to leave the coast as the weather just wasn't being good to us unlike amazing Peru. We were cutting inland to go and see the Quilatoa crater. Once an active volcano it blew its top and is now a crater with a lake. Back to the mountains we go. Coast you were lovely but short ...
... to believe power gets through to anyone. We also passed a pink slimy river and plenty of rubbish, despite being told this is a city that prides itself in cleanliness. Our shuttle went back to the ship where we had lunch. We had hoped to catch a taxi to the fish market but were very disappointed to hear it was finished for the day. Despite missing it, the same two ships that were unloading in the morning were still doing so that afternoon, ...
In the morning I said my goodbyes at Sundown and caught a bus to the station in Bahia to connect with a bus to Manta. The ride was long but comfortable and I arrived in Manta by late afternoon. I took a taxi to the hotel, which was not downtown but in a neighborhood closer to the airport since I had a flight the next day. The hotel is very nice but ...
... or restaurant. We worked on our salad factory for 3 days. It was fun to do it but after 100bags, you lose interest and motivation....it was an overview of how you feel working in the chains...I don't like it because there is nothing you can allow you to involve yourself, improve your work.
Little anecdote, on our way back home, we could not find any collective taxi so we hitchhike but no one wanted to take us ...
... 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.