Alandaluz Hosteria y Pueblo Ecologico
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Thanksgiving in Ecuador
Thursday, November 27 was a study in contrasts. We started in a, shall I say, less than desirable "hotel" (using the term very loosely), then spent several hours driving what was called the "tourists route" from Sua to San Vicente. Note to self: no more tourist routes.
Just because there is a map at the head of what looks like a good road, it doesn't mean it is a real road all the way. Once again, we got ...
... in Ecuador, that they live in Manta. But then again. We're not the kind of people to roam the streets at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, either.
There is this one hotel though; it is in a neighborhood that is okay during the day, but Wayne mentioned that we would probably not want to walk around there at night. We ate dinner in their upscale Chinese restaurant one evening, and could see that quite a few Americans were staying at that hotel. Maybe, that ...
... founders and staff. After a little maintenance work the kids returned from school and we were able to meet and play with them. Owen and Siena warmed up quick and mustered out conversations in Spanish that allowed them to interact and run around with the dozen kids living here. The backgrounds of these kids was hard to hear, but the opportunity this foundation is giving them is beyond words. In my mind the family ...
... I really agreed with Roberto when he said that the heart and soul of a city is its arts and culture, and that politicians often ignore these crucial aspects of society. I was very excited by this meeting because it showed me that the youth are politically aware and are willing to mobilize to better their socio-political position in the local Portoviejo society.
On Saturday January 25th, 2014 I spent an evening at the ACJ office with the youth ...
... We could tell that it was a religious school because just inside the gates was a large chapel that although wasn't as ornately adorned as some of the cathedrals we had seen in other ports of our journey, it was well appointed and ready to hold school worship or school assemblies. The grounds of the school were beautiful with building mixed in with wide walks and green areas that were anchored by large well groomed trees. In the center of the complex was a large square ...