Grand Hotel Guayaquil
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A bus tour of downtown Guayaquil, Ecuador just after midnight and then again at 4.30 am was not exactly on my itinerary of South America.
Had yesterday a rest day inside Hotel Quito uploading as much photos as I could, as outside it was foggy and then raining for most of the day anyway.
Left the hotel at 6 pm and after a US$5 taxi …
We allowed ourselves the smallest of sleep-ins the next day, before heading off out to get the infamous Jipijapa express back to Guayaquil. We walked it through Puerto Lopez with the packs and located the "bus station". It was pretty unclear whether it was really a bus station, just a mechanics for buses or if Jipijapa stopped anywhere near it. …
We're headed to Cusco tomorrow, if I can follow up there I will, if not then I'll catch up after the xmas break. In between that time I'll probably be in the Amazon jungle somewhere. I say probably because there's a chance I might die from a spider-bite (though I'll have fingers crossed for spidey abilities), snake venom, or I might just drop dead …
Monday 26 April
Flight eventually arrived (having come via Lima) at 12.40. We were met at the airport by the hotel shuttle service. What a treat to not have to think about how we were going to navigate our way into town!
It is much more humid here and as soon as we walked out of the airport we felt like we were on holiday! Lovely.
So I am now in Guayaquil (actually I arrived 2 nights ago). Guayaquil is a little more well off then the rest of Ecuador, due to the influx of the tourist dollar. It reminds me of Cairns and Townsville back in Australia. Though both Cairns and Townsville could learn alot from the design of Guayaquil's boardwalk. The weather is warmer and more humid …
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