Monday, August 19, 2013

Manta, Ecuador

The port of Manta, Ecuador, has easy access for large cruise ships.
It is home to a large tuna fishing fleet.
Ecuador is home to a large American expat population.
We were told the primary export is:  flowers.

(Graphic photo)

Views of the port area

Driving into town 

Taxi queue?

Driving into the countryside
Temperature -- 21 C
Quite arid.


Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Margaret,
It's an interesting place, I specially like those boats, beautiful pictures!

MastHoliday said...

The cruise ships looking wonderful such fantastic views of the water...

Firefly said...

Very South American. Reminds me very much of the cities in Africa

Margaret said...

South America has so many facets. I like to think of this area as being "western side of the Andes coastal area in Ecuador". There are many cities in South America which could be mistaken for European cities. (Later)

CarolB said...

We are heading to Ecuador in April of 2014, though we won't be here. Can't wait to explore!