With the RV again

Retomando o Motorhome

Depois de Quito retornamos para Manta no domingo. Descansamos do tour e na segunda cedo fomos ate a Aduana verificar se o motorhome ja havia chegado. Nos informaram que sim e iniciamos os tramites de documentos para a importacao temporaria do veiculo. Depois de algumas verificacoes e da entrega de copias de varios de nossos documentos, e finalmente com o doc do veiculo em maos, nos dirigimos ao Porto para a liberacao do motorhome do patio do Porto. E ja quando entramos pudemos ver o “branquinho” la a nossa espera…

Bem, os Portos no Ecuador implantaram um novo sistema de TI como modernizacao, e nosso caso era o primeiro neste Porto apos a mudanca…resultado…quase 2 horas de conversas, telefonemas, retorno a Aduana, explicacoes daqui edali, ate que um funcionario nos acompanhou ate o Porto a fim de resolver a situacao e, com mais algumas verificacoes, nos liberaram o veiculo e saimos com ele do Porto depois de 13 dias de havermos entregue ele a Cia de Portos do Panama…finalmente…ja estavamos com saudades de seguir viagem com ele, e agora na America do Sul!!!

Antes de retormarmos viagem fomos ao super reforcar a “despensa” e la encontramos um senhor Americano – Harry Harrison – e ficamos um bom tempo trocando ideias. Ele se admirou em ver um motorhome Americano no estacionamento e acabou nos dando boas dicas de viagem. Como para aqueles “viajeros” que querem fazer viagens economicas, existe um grupo chamado www.hospitalityclub.org e outro www.couchsurfers.com em que se pode cadastrar e receber info sobre locais e pessoas que hospedam turistas de forma gratuita. Legal, nao…

Ruta del Sol

Naquele dia pernoitamos em Manta e na manha seguinte iniciamos o nosso trajeto para o sul seguindo a Ruta del Sol, pela costa do Pacifico entre Manta e Salinas em que se passa por varias praias, algumas pequenas vilas de pescadores ainda sem muita infra estrutura ou  grandes empreendimentos, e outras mais desenvolvidas como sao Puerto Lopez, Puerto Cayo, San Jose, San Pablo e a propria Salinas que e a praia preferida dos moradores de Guayaquil e que tem um Malecon(avenida a beira mar) muito bonito. Pernoitamos ai mesmo em Salinas.

Retrieving the RV

We returned from Quito to Manta on Sunday and took the day to rest from our tour. Early Monday morning we went to the Customs Office to check if the RV had arrived. After getting a positive answer we started the paperwork to get the temporary import permit for the vehicle. After some verifications and surrendering copies of several of our documents (we’re glad we brought along the printer our friends Sandy and Andrei gave us…thank you guys…), and finally with the document at hand we went to the Port premises to release the RV from the Port. And when we entered the place we saw “IT” there waiting for us…

Well, the Ports in Ecuador have implemented a new internet programming system as part of the modernizations program of President Correa’s Government  and our case was the first one under  this condition after the implementation…so…almost 2 hours of conversation, phone calls, going back to the Customs office, several explanations from this and that person until finally a Customs Officer accompanied us to the Port and after some more verifications they finally released the RV and we were able to drive it out of the Port premises after 13 days of having left it at the Panama Port of Balboa…finally because we were missing driving it and resuming our trip south…and now in South America!

Before resuming our trip we went to a supermarket to stack up on food. There we met an American person named Harry Harrison and we spent some time exchanging thoughts and information about travelling, for instance, for those travelers who want to travel in an economical manner, he told us there is a group called www.hospitalityclub.org and another www.couchsurfers.com which host guests at no cost at all. Cool, isn’t it??  

Ruta del Sol

That day we stayed overnight in Manta and the next morning started our drive south going through the Ruta del Sol, on the Pacific Coast from Manta to Salinas. Here one goes through several beaches, some of which are small fishing villages with very little infra-structure, and some more developed as is the case of Puerto Lopez, Puerto Cayo, San Jose, San Pablo, and Salinas itself which is the preferred beach of those who live in Guayaquil and which is very nice and where there is a very beautiful Malecon (avenue by the sea shore). We stayed overnight here in Salinas.    

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28.12 | 08:13

Thank you soooo much for the wishes...we are all fine, have returned from the US on the 20th to spend Christmas with family...wishing you all Happy Holidays,too

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22.12 | 23:11

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year., Daniel and Ingrid. I pray you are both well. All is well here ... think of you fondly so often. God Bless!

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29.10 | 12:03

Linda viagem. Ótimo depoimento!!!

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19.10 | 17:39

Sim, foi uma aventura e tanto...e sempre foi uma das minhas "dream trips"...agora falta ir ate o Alaska, o q ja esta em nossos planos, Abraco

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