Travel Blogs from Manta
... the upcoming elections with the main members of various youth organizations. We all sat in a circle on his grassy front lawn and he gave a passionate speech about how they all needed to work together to raise awareness of youth wants and ideas for the upcoming elections, because none of the candidates in Portoviejo have included this in their political agendas, they have mostly focused on bettering the infrastructure of Portoviejo, and not the social issues in ...
... that the
unique Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, not in Panama as
the name would imply. These hats were the backbone of the
Ecuadorian economy in the 1960's.
Alvia proceeded to explain how the
ladies will boil the fibre in huge pots in order to soften the
material. After drying the fibre, the hard work starts by forming it
row by row. The finer the hat, the longer it takes to finish. A
super fine hat may take from three ...
... walkway overhangs that ensured we could escape the heat periodically during out time here in the market. We have shopped much larger markets in shorter times, but the small size of the market invited you to take your time and shop without haste to finish a large number of shops. We were here to enjoy ourselves and not to demonstrate how much territory we could cover. Buying unique items was a bonus to our day.
But the heat was high all day and when the decision to ...
... obliged. We awoke as the bus stopped at the entrance to what we were told was the nicest beach in Ecuador. Unfortunately, since it was the last day of the Carnaval Holiday, the beach was overcrowded and was closed by the police. Our guide knew of another beach nearby so off we went. The bus stopped in a small town with very narrow streets. We hopped off the bus and walked down the street to the beach. It was Carnaval and loud Latin Music filled ...
... This city is about 500 years old and has a long Inca history in the past, but now they are a big tuna fishing center. There are multiple fishing boats in the enclosed harbor and I tried to get a few pictures.We visited the city very quickly and bought sun glasses for both of us since we forgot ours at home, what a hassel my spanish is terrible and the word for sun glasses is Grafa de solar, but so few places had them. we left for Peru late in the day and have another formal night ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking