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GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR


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We cruised miles into the Guayas River Delta and then took a bus another half hour into Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and principal seaport. We received a four-legged welcome in Parque Bolivar. Iguanas are quite comfortable here, freely roaming about and hanging out in the trees.

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Across the street from the park is La Catedral - beautiful inside and out, and apparently free of Iguanas despite the open doors!

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Some of the beautiful historic buildings have survived the pirates, fires and earthquakes of the past.

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The Malecon El Salado was opened in 2001 as the city reclaimed the waterfront, providing a safe, beautiful place for citizens and tourists alike.

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Guess what's playing at the Imax?

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Walking home from school - giggling and flirting - a worldwide phenomenon

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The colorful houses are in Barrio Las Penas, home to many artists.

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There is a strong tradition of taking pride in and taking care of - shoes.

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A policeman's band played near La Rotonda, the monument honoring a meeting here in 1822 of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin as they discussed strategies to liberate South America from Spain.

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Contemplation.

Posted by Swenigale 01.30.2013 14:11 Archived in Ecuador

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