Hotel El Conquistador
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... from them and ultimately, create an online resource for people in similar situations without guidance or others that may need it.
The blog (blog) will initially be in Spanish, written by Juan. I'm going to take this opportunity to try my hand at translating and create an English version sometime down the road. Lot's of learning going on. That blog is under construction, keep an eye out for it.
That aside, my trip ...
... how much the cows were. Kirsty in turn tasked me with doing the questioning. I asked a lady who had five calf's tied up beside her how much they were. I didn't hear her answer, distracted by one of the cows that had started licking my leg, but it turns out that a male calf costs $48 dollars, or a female calf $100. I suspect there's room for negotiation there but we don't have enough baggage allowance to buy a cow, so we don't barter!
As we pass through the fruit ...
... space than we can fill!
We wander out to the local indigenous market, just off the square, as we needed to buy some bits to make dinner. We don't buy anything though, somehow buying meat off the carcass just isn't as appealing as buying it prepared at a supermarket, and there were plenty of carcasses, or whole animals, in the market.
We find a small supermarket and buy a few bits that will keep us going, and make dinner.. Hot dogs! It seemed the safest ...
... It's an ideal place, fully furnished, comfortable, clean and modern, very comparable to Canadian standards.
On our first day we decided to take the city bus tour. We boarded a double decker bus with an open top and made the mistake of initially sitting on the plastic seats that were exposed to the sun. It took us 3 seconds to move to the section of the bus that was shaded by a nearby tree! The sun here in Ecuador is very ...
... EXTENSION than the other countries.
My impression of Guayaquil: big town located near a really large river, very modern and rich. People are stressed, bus driver are not nice and people are not helpful.....does it sounds familiar to you??? All big town are like that except my lovely city of Dublin.
Anyway, we headed to Cuenca the same day in order to meet Alyson and Daniel from our previous volunteer work in Jipijapa.