Hotel Las Penas
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... us all we will see of Santiago this stop. We return later in our tour. On the plane again and finally we are able to catch some shuteye. After 36 hours of travel and 5 planes we finally make it to Guayaquil at 11.30 pm and a soft bed at the Hilton. All we see is the foyer and when we go out to take a photo we can't get back into the room as the key won't work. Down to reception for a new key and we are finally able to go to ...
... buildings. Once checked in we go for a walk along the Malecon and then to the cathedral park.
The park has a number of huge bronze sculptures wild boars fighting and the highlight is the Iguanas living in the trees.
... morning. We were lucky in a way that Claire was bitten and not me since I didn't receive any prior precautionary vaccinations and would have needed 5 separate injections. This probably would have ensured our trip to the Galapagos was off the menu.
The bus journey, though scenic at times as we meandered through the Andes, was fairly uneventful as eight hours on a public bus generally is. At one point we did stop for ...
... it after a hike up the hill. Next we made our way to another park that has iguanas and just relaxed for a while, people watching. From there we headed back to our hotel to find out about movies. There is a mall near the bus station that has a cinema showing English films with subtitles. Back at the hotel a guy who does maintenance on hotel machinery gave us a ride to the mall and when we offered to pay ...
... called Lucy who ran the local restaurant and introduced me to her friends. I spent a lot of the week with these people, speaking as much Spanish as possible whilst they responded in English...that way we all learn!!!
But, after a week of Spanish, sleeping, catching up with everyone and spending WAY too much time on Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Vine...it was finally time for me to go to the Galapagos. Couldn't fricking wait!!