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A short stopover in Guayaquil

From Cuenca we continue to Guayaquil to fly from there to the Galapagos. The bus ride takes us through Cajas National Park. A beautiful park in the Andes, which is located at just below 4,200 meters and it is famous for the highest mountain lake concentration worldwide with over 72. On this trip we experience a frequent change of climate and vegetation zones. From the cool Andean climate to savannah climate to the subtropical zone. After rushing past endless sugar cane and rice fields, we reach the port city of Guayaquil, one of the largest cities in Latin America.


For us, however, only a stopover without great activities.


We only take a free walking tour through the city center, walk a little through the alleys in the Las Peñas district with colorful houses and visit the curious iguana population in Parque Bolívar. Stroking and selfie included.


After the "mandatory photo" of the cathedral and equestrian statue of the liberator Simón Bolivar in Plaza Bolivar, we walk past the Monument of Independence, to the Malecón 2000 waterfront. The pride of the city, also equipped with a lush monument. With respect, Ecuador's independence from the Spanish Armada in the 19th century started here. We even have a pool this time. So we enjoy the rest of the day with idleness and prepare for our onward journey. Regular packing and unpacking, as well as organizing our things, has already become a beloved routine in which we can switch off perfectly. Sounds strange, but it is!




 

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