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.
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?
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