This city sucks

Guayaquil Travel Blog

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The best part of Guayaquil was the bus ride from Cuenca to Guayaquil, in other words Guayaquil is not that cool. We found a hotel centraly located, which might have been our mistake, but the suburbian outskirts would have been a strange palce to hang out. So it is a Sunday, everything is closed, the city is rather empty, and all the buildings were apparently built in the 70s (no colonial architecture, just ugly concrete trying to reach new heights of awfulness). Until we found a 1 block square little park with at least 30 iguanas. A cool little place where we relaxed and became appaled at children torturing the iguanas by pulling their tails or poking them with sticks. By the way, we think that generally parenting is really bad in Latin America, it gets on our nerves, especially because it aids to perpetuate the problems that exist, such as corruption.

Anyway, we walked to the Malecon (boardwalk) which was recently built and actually was really nice. We looked for a gas tank for camping without any positive results (to other travelers: if you want a gas tank where you can screw your stove on top, you can only find them in Quito). At the malecon we found a Mickie D's where we had promised to eat during our hikes through the Andes, only to find that it was just as gross as we remembered two years ago.  Afterwards we took a cab to the cinema (it was our, "We Are From Houston" day) where we were excited to see a movie, and we had settled for Jack's Black "Tenacious D" film only to find that it was sold out - in Ecuador. Thus we are at this point, 1 for 9 in trying to watch a movie. Enough of this place, let's go to the beach.

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Guayaquil
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