Manta and Montecristi, Ecuador

Manta was a bustling  town with a lively waterfront – fishermen hauling shark, tuna and other fish from their small vessels onto trucks and probably off to market or fish processing plant, and a lovely artisan market in the town square – both were great photo ops!

This might be the only time Dennis has worn this hat!! purchase here

Manta lies just south of the equator and is one of the country’s largest ports and most populous and important cities.

While there, we took a cab to Montecristi, a lovely colonial town about 20 km. from Manta and where panama hats are made.

Between Manta and Montecristi is the Ecuador’s legislative government building (the judicial side is in Quito). A strange juxtaposition between traditional and modern.

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