Manta, EcuadorDecember 4, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C
I spent two days in Manta with a friend from Brooklyn's family. Turns out they lived most their lives a couple blocks from my old place in Brooklyn, but now call Manta home. Their son Joseph picked me up in his dad's 1973 Chevy Impala and drove me around the city.
Manta was hit hard by an earthquake this past spring and is still very much so recovering. Many buildings have yet to be taken down and there are while streets that are blocked off and guarded by a few military for safety. As you drive by they almost look like move sets deserted and empty.
It was a good thing I stayed with them as I had gotten abad stomach bug and they fed me some good food and I was able to relax a bit.Read more