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Jan 27 – GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

semi-overcast 80 °F
View Serenity 6- WC 2015 on Swenigale's travel map.

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This is a good map to get an idea of where we are for two days on the coast of Ecuador, on the west coast of South America.

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Unlike our stay in Manta, our time in Guayaquil is a full-day-all aboard at 8:30pm.

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A half hour shuttle bus ride from the port brought us to Parque Seminario – also known as Iguana Park.

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After a brief visit to the beautiful Cathedral and a nod to Bolivar, we strolled off toward Rio Guayas and the beautiful Malećon 2000.

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This waterfront promenade is popular with everyone.

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Ecuadorians honor and revere their liberators, Bolivar and San Martin.

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The river flows quickly and this bird is quite willing to take a ride on some of the unending supply of water hyacinth that floats by.

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Our destination lies at the eastern end of the boardwalk at the lighthouse on Santa Ana Hill.

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The old colonial and artist section of the city, called Las Peñas, has been beautified and the new steps (there is no road) have actually been numbered – all 444 of them!

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A little black cat on a side “street” waits for visitors.

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Yes, we are here together – almost at the top – in the remnants of Fortin del Cerro.

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El Faro, the lighthouse – just 52 more steps to the top.

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Hästa made it too!!

Posted by Swenigale 11:45 Archived in Ecuador

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