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GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR ...Y As Ecuador's largest city, Guayaquil is a hub of industry, agriculture and port activity. I enjoyed the city parks with land iguana and market places. They may be working on tourism, but the place has a horrible reputation. Many (most? all?) people I talked to told me not to go there because it wasn't safe.

I didn't pronounce Guayaquil correctly for a long time. I said "gwhy ya KEEL" when I was told I should say "WHY ya kill". Of course, since the town is so dangerous, it did lead to the natural question - Why ya kill me in Why ya kill?

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One of the claims to fame for Guayaquil occurred on July 26, 1822. Jos� de San Mart�n and Sim�n Bol�var met to plan the independence of South America from Spain. The meeting didn't go well and San Mart�n left early. Exactly what happened remains a mystery.

(These pictures were taken on my first trip to Ecuador a long time ago.)

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