Ecuador November 30th 2014 Montanita - Day 7
This morning we bought our bus tickets to Montanita. Had to show a passport this time. Again a reasonable price, $5 each for a 3 hour ride. Only 5 others were on the bus at the Manta depot. About a half hour out of Manta, we passed through Montecristo. This is where the Panama hats were initially made. These hats and wooden carvings were for sale in stores all along the road. ... read more
South America » Ecuador » West » Montañita 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
We are a retired couple from Minnesota. We travel economically, use buses, stay at inexpensive hotels and look for the restaurants where the locals eat. But sometimes we splurge. We meet many fellow travelers and end up on a first name basis with many locals.
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