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Monte Cristo Market

Monte Cristo is home to the Panama hat. A high quality hat can sell for $100 in Monte Cristo (it would be several thousand in the States).
Fish and Children

January 22nd 2010
Manta Ecuador, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Manta, Ecuador is a commercial fishing town which appeals to cruise ships because it is near Monte Cristo (home to Panama hat production) and because passengers can make a day trip (including a flight) to Quito, Ecuador. Quito is 16 miles south of equator at 9200 ft. which places it “directly under the sun all year”. Besides being a UNESCO Wo ... read more
South America » Ecuador » West » Manta

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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