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Wandering in Guayaquil

After leaving the high-altitude streets of Quito, we made a four-day stop in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city. As most people who have traveled to the Galapagos Islands already know, Guayaquil is essentially a mandatory stop before flying into the Galapagos. So we decided to take few days to soak in the local color and lifestyle of the Guayas people. Not much to do in Guayaquil for tourists, which was fine by us since it allowed us to see how local folks go on with their lives. After doing business with local travel agencies, banks and other daily stops, our Spanish has definitely improved. Guayaquil is a crowded place and pickpockets are common, so we didn’t bring our big camera out to play much. But below are some few shots from our mobile phone. Between the hike up Santa Ana Hill, roaming around the Malecon shopping area, relaxing in Iguanas Park, there was still plenty to do and see.

7 Responses to Wandering in Guayaquil

  1. Chi Tran says:

    wish I was there :-)

  2. Bo says:

    Beautifull/colorfull city with a lot of houses painted in different colors

  3. ly says:

    Wow,2 achi that hanh phuc,em chuc 2 achi co 1chuyen di that vui ve va may man nhe,bay gio chac 2achi hanh phuc lam,hehehh,tui em se luon doi theo hanh trinh cua anh chi,nho post anh nhieu cho tui em xem nhe.Good trip

  4. Mom says:

    444 steps! I don’t know if I could make it to the 40th step!

  5. Mimi says:

    I like your hat and I love that picture of you walking up the stairs, chi Ki! But be fair – you need to take more pictures of anh Na!

  6. Angel says:

    Hello guys, it was nice to meet you in Lima… Im glad you enjoyed Guayaquil ;)
    best of luck for the rest of your long journey!!!
    Take a look in my (old) blog for some hints on Mongolia, in case you consider that destination…

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