Grand Hotel Guayaquil
Travel Blogs from Guayaquil
Very sunny again at breakfast; this time the sun lasted all morning. After breakfast we went into the lovely little garden and I took some photos of it with the volcano in the background.
Then we went back to the shop we we'd gone to the day before, because I'd realised that the security tag had been left in my new shirt and I didn't …
In the morning I was working but Mum went out and explored the cathedral and Iguana Square some shops nearby.
When I got back we had some lunch at the hotel and then we walked to the Malecón and went along that, passing through the botanic garden on the way, until we got to the big Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. We only had …
I could hardly wait until the evening, when Mum was due to arrive! Somehow I got through the day until finally it was time for me to go to the airport to go to the hotel with her. However, this stage did not go quite as planned due to the monsoon rain that descended just when I needed it least...
It was in full swing when I left the …
... care of strangers...or locals for that matter, I went with Richie to pick up his friend Stu and they both followed me to my hostel. Guys being guys they had no plans or hostel reservations in one of the most dangerous cites in South America...obvs.
After trying to find somewhere semi-decent to eat in close vicinity to the hostel (apparently as long as the street had lights we were probably safe...great news) and failing, we ended up in a dingy ...
... mean the Docs and med students!). We also ask them if they have ever had their blood pressure taken before, if their parents are living (if not, if a parent has died suddenly before the age of 55), and if one of their parents have diabetes. The latter two of these questions is to do with hereditary risk factors for CVD, and the former is to do with whether or not is becoming a custom in Ecuador to measure kids' BP.
2. A sample from our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility