We visited the largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil, en route to Peru. We spent only one night in the city, so didn't get to see much of it. However, we did have a chance to visit its beautiful Malecon 2000 a couple of times, which is a very nice, safe, modern waterfront park on the river side of the city.

Sail Statue

The Malecon has an IMAX theatre, a couple of playgrounds, restaurants and many statues along its path, both the typical ones of political leaders and more modern artistic types. There is also a large tropical garden with a duck pond and many beautiful plants.

Steven and Bromeliads

Guayaquil also has the most impressive bus terminal we've ever seen. A large, three storey affair, the terminal houses the ticketing agents for all the bus lines that travel to and from Guayaquil, making transfers extremely easy. The terminal is also a good-sized shopping mall and has many eateries. We were able to kill 6 hours of waiting time between window shopping, eating and finding free wifi on the top floor.

4 thoughts on “Guayaquil

  1. dad ensslen says:

    Thanks Darusha

    Steven I recognize, the flowers I am sorry i don't. They both look great.

    You know I am old fashioned and associate pretty flowers more with you, feel free to pose there too.

    Any word on this terrible earthquake? Very glad all is well with you.


  2. dad ensslen says:

    Did you catch the news of the giant cruise ship in the mediterranean getting into a wind squall or storm that shattered some windows and thus killed a german and an Italian tourist, they diverted the liner to Spain to let off the injured, (and do minor repairs?) before heading on to Genoa as to their original plan. Something like that.

    Bon Voyage!

  3. dad ensslen says:

    re the exorbitant galapagos fees

    what if you had sailed like a wild man / wild couple victoria to galapagos straight, would they have torpedoed you. or sent you to ecuador to pay your fees first.

    there must be people 'banditing' the galapagos, like people 'bandit' running races, just show up, join in. I certainly would be tempted at those fees. I mean you are good for business, for the local economy.

    very best wishes


    Feel free to transmit to me whenever you feel like it for now and i will just listen for you at time and frequency til i get my off centre multiband dipole up, called a windom something, happening soon! ve7 whm i presume.

  4. Karen says:

    Love the public art! Love Steven and the flowers!

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