Hilton Colon Guayaquil
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Feeling refreshed this morning ready to tackle the day.
Weather is hot, steamy, and a bit overcast. While having breakfast had a window seat to look out. Amazing the buses stop at the traffic lights and people just get off no matter what lane they are in, few near misses with the cars coming up on the inside lanes.
Local sight …
Early this morning a small group of us travel to Bachas Beach to see if we can find a pink flamingo. After a short hike along a soft, white sandy beach we find a lagoon with more marine iguanas (they're everywhere) and one pink flamingo. In the early morning light with a but if greenery as a backdrop it looks very striking.
Bachas beach is …
The flight back to Guayaquil was delayed for 5 hours as it was waiting for a connecting US flight.
This was not so bad for us as we stayed on the ship and watched some Galapagos docos and had lunch too. Because we were late, National Geographic put dinner and drinks on for us.
Soooooo much food.
Came back and madly did the blog …
... so we headed up to the 11th at about 6:45 am the next morning as we had to meet our guide at 7:30 am for the ride to the airport. The view was great, and Sandy got a selfie, but time was wasting. A quick breakfast and off to the airport for our flight to Cusco and the wondrous Machu Picchu. More about Lima later as we got to spend the day there after leaving this mountain wonder.
Next, into the heights of Cusco and the wondrous Machu ...
... trees and lots of iguanas. We saw close to 30 iguanas in the park, 30 or so turtles, birds and a cat close to death (poor thing). The iguanas were awesome. Next we went to explore the Los Peñas area at the end of the Malecon. The area is 2 hills covered in brightly painted, colonial houses. It's a really pretty looking area of the city. We walked to the end of the malecon and then up some stairs, up some more stairs and up even more stair cases. Slowly ...