Manta Ecuador: Couple finds enjoyment – International Living

Posted on November 23, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

Jackie Minchillo/ reported… From our balcony, aided only by a pair of binoculars, my husband and I sit and watch whales breach, roll, and spout all day long. Before I lived here, I figured that you’d have to hire a boat and go out for miles to see whales—but not here. For some reason—perhaps the famously deep water that makes Manta, Ecuador a major fishing port—the whales come to us. And not only whales. Everything from quaint fishing boats to gigantic cruise ships to old-world “Tall Ships” pass by, providing constant novelty from the comfort of our balcony.

The funny thing is, my husband and I never intended to end up in the coastal city of Manta. Our first three years living in Ecuador, we had a vague view of Manta as that city you flew into on your way to somewhere else—the “stocking-up place” you went to for one-day shopping sprees, before you went back to the “really great” places. Read Article


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