Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Manta Ecuador
Travel Blogs from Manta
... plane, so we were able to feel some of the bumps, especially when we flew over some of the higher hills close to Quito.
Our flight to Lima wasn’t scheduled until around 8pm, so after checking in and clearing immigration (where for some reason they didn’t like the stamp I got when we were cleared us off the ship, something about it being too faint and needing to photocopy it so that it was darker for their records), we opted to fork out $28 to get access to ...
... was hard to adjust to being on my own in a new city – especially one that does not attract any foreigners or tourists – because I really stick out due to my height, my light skin, and my blond hair! Another obstacle I had to overcome was adjusting to the way people talk in Portoviejo. The youth (especially females) speak very quickly and it was very hard for me to get used to their pace of speaking. I still haven’t fully adjusted and I still ...
Up early again and working out while we came into port.
Manta is a typical port town. Lots of tuna boats and working ships anchored or tied up to piers - a fairly ordinary town. Went to the market, internet (hole in the wall), and their beach. Had some coconut shrimp then back on board.
A friend of ours wrote, “ Charlotte,
it seem as though you have a Mama, or auntie at every port.”
Between myself, and my husband, it is
true. We have friends all over the world.
It is with this thought that I heard my
name mentioned out loud after I got off the shuttle bus from the Port
of Manta, to the central plaza, “Charlotte!” I heard an
... was mixed with higher humidity than we had been experiencing on our travels north. We know that his port will be the turning point for us as we were warming going toward the equator, we will now begin to slowly, but surely get cooler as we will be heading north in the northern hemisphere. But today, we would be walking around that port which most likely will be the hottest part of our northern journey along the coast of South America. Was the temperature hotter than what ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility