Ecuador Tour 2013
January 11th – 20th, 2013

January 19th

Rodriguez was our guide this morning for the Guayaquil city tour. I had him before and boy does he know his plants. We started off our visit with the Historical Park, a lovely place to visit for history, plants and animals. It even has a wonderful potager garden. It tries to keep the regions cultural and ecological values and is a truly delightful place to learn about what the area was like long ago. Founded in 1938 Guayaquil was South America’s most important port in colonial times. Now a days it continues to be the principle port but is also its economic center. The city has become a modern metropolis with a beautiful strolling waterfront filled with parks and gardens. The Las Penas District is still full of the old wooden houses perched on the slopes of Santa Ana Hill. We ended our day and tour with lunch at Nuestro. On our drive back we also noticed artwork on the overpasses…nice to see, also lovely architecture, then the iguana park, more beautiful architecture and then back to our hotel. You see a photo of the Policia…they were in our hotel. Seems there was a sports team that had just arrived from out of country and it sure was busy around our front door and lobby. They were nice enough to pose for me…

Another wonderful and educational tour of Ecuador will be coming in 2015 …. you can contact me at  if you would like to be part of it…



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