Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Manta Ecuador
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Manta
... one of the VIP lounges. This was a good investment as there was food, Wi-Fi, drinks, a room specifically for resting and nice leather lounges. As our boarding time got closer, we got word that the plane we were suppose to be getting on, was late out of it’s previous destination and that we would be delayed. Interestingly, the flight details on the TV screens still had us as being on time. When our original departure time came and went without the plane arriving, ...
... 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 ...
... I replied while hugging
my Ecuadorian friend. Next, I hugged her two boys, Yawirick aged 10
years old, and Israel who is six years old. Behind them was Jaime,
my friend's husband. We hugged each other like long lost family.
Four years had lapsed since we last saw each other. The kids had
grown taller and at first glance looked more handsome.
My friend Claudia was wearing the
traditional embroidered white blouse, with matching colorful ...
Manta, one of two ports in Ecuador, has a population of only 225,000. The big boys in town are Star Kist and Bumble Bee, responsible for the huge trawlers with gigantic nets. But even the little guys fish for tuna. Our excursion started with a visit to the fish market where fishermen were delighted to show their catches of fine ...
... in Salvador, Brazil? I am not sure, but this is today and that is memory; so today feels hotter.
As we were docking and also returning to a port that we had just visited a few years prior, there was no urgency in awaking early in the morning. We could sleep in as long as we liked. But with the changing of the clock as we gradually moved west on our northerly journey up the west side of South America made sleeping in something that only lasted until 08:00AM. After ...