Travel Blogs from Guayaquil
... where we're quoted $90 US dollars to get to Banos. Lots of arguing with bus company!
- Every ATM in the bus station is empty. Finally we give up and ask a taxi driver to take us to a cheap hotel.
So we weren't where we expected but we had a decent room. We both agreed it was probably the most stressful journey of the trip and we still weren't sure how we'd get to Banos.
Went on a hunt for construction or gardening gloves for reef
grabbing – heard these were the most robust option and wasn’t happy with the
responses to equipment requests.
Dropped into the local park to check out the Iguanas then another Metrovia, south this time to the store and another back up north to Las Penas, a part of town with a few well
preserved colonial buildings, pastel painted overlooking ...
... being dropped off on the road out of town. I remember this happening in August as well. I was feeling quite peckish but decided to give them a miss, because I didn't know how long they'd been out for.
I arrived back at Guayaquil bus terminal at midday and hopped straight on a bus to my part of town; once I got in I couldn't rest for as long as I would have liked, ...
... boy paddled us back over the river. E had some rice and beans at a shack by the riverbank before we carried on into Limonal. We thought we might have to get one bus to Daule and then another to Guayaquil, but as luck would have it only a minute later we saw a bus with 'Guayaquil' written on the front, so we jumped on that. It was only $1.25. The journey was pretty uneventful - more rice fields. Arrived back in Guayaquil mid-afternoon.
This is just a very short post to say that I arrived back OK from Cuenca. The journey was uneventful. I could have kicked myself once I arrived back at Guayaquil bus terminal, though - I threw away a carrier bag with rubbish in it, and realised only once I was on the bus ...