Alandaluz Hosteria y Pueblo Ecologico
Travel Blogs from Manta
The day started out so good and ended appalling.
Our port's name comes from the Manta culture (500 AD to conquest). The Manta’s had good navigation skills and are said to have explored Central America, Peru and possibly the Galapagos on balsa rafts.
Since we weren’t being picked up by our transfer people until 11:30, there was a little bit of time to consider what we had packed and to make any last minute changes.
Our group met at 11am and decided ...
... with this placement so far because I have been able to openly discuss many of these social issues which is very useful for my final research paper.
The office environment here is very different than what I’ve experienced in Canada, mainly because many of the employees come and go as they please so it is very hard to track someone down if I need their help with something. Also, since I am in the youth office, I am working in a hectic environment ...
... br> We decided to ‘hit’ the beach resort area of El Murcielago and then headed for town and the local market before strolling the Malecon back to the ship. A pleasant and uneventful introduction to South America.
Aside – Manta, or more correctly the town of Montecristi just 16kms East of the city is the center of Panama Hat manufacturing. Yes, Panama hats are made in Ecuador.
... exactly sure what that was, but I thought I would try it anyway. It is awesome! It is sort of a philosophy group of all kinds of people from different backgrounds, but all very intelligent. This morning we discussed the afterlife and what people¬’s beliefs were as well as evolution v. creationism. The majority of the group are on the agnostic, Unitarian end of things, but there is a Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Catholic too¬…all kinds of people. The ...
... at 6:02 as the sun went down. Had a gorgeous today – warm and sunny.
Read in the solarium at 6:30, then swam in the heated pool and soaked in the hot tub. Downstairs to my cabin at 7:32 to shower and get ready for dinner in the Trellis dining room.
After dinner, I watched TiVo on Zune in my cabin. Oof, I’m tired. Bed prep at 10:30, read in bed, watched a couple episodes of “The Amazing Race” Season 8 on DVD, and bed at 1:11 a.m.
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking