1st time in Guayaquil will be just for a couple of hours, but fun ones :)
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July 1st, 2009 – by: yadilitta
Not even 30min after the landing, I was ready to go. Oh! I was forgetting to say that when I posted I was going to Ecuador, Fernando a TB who lives in Quito, contacted me. We'd meet in Quito, that was the original plan, but last night I was online and met him. What a coincidence! He'd be in Guayaquil just for that day, hahaha.
The mall was really close and look a lot like one we have in Lima. I went to the Food Court and about 10 min later... OMG! I saw a guy wearing suit and tie and carrying a laptop approaching to me. The guy was Fernando. I know this was his 1st TB Meeting, but he shouldn't have dressed so formal, hahaha.
Well, my 1st lunch in Ecuador wasn't that traditional, I got a salad. Nevermind it was tasty and fresh. Wow, Fernando is as proud of his country as I'm of mine, hehe. We started to chat about TB, business, our lives, etc. Further details about our meeting can be found on my Meeting TB blog, hahaha. http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/42428/Just-a-quick-stop-but-found-time-to-meet-a-TB-TB-Addict-doesnt-waste-time-hehehe-Guayaquil-88?isUpdate=true
Ok, it was getting late, but I was sure this wouldn't be the last time I'd meet Fernando. Furthermore, he HAS TO visit Lima. Took a cab to the bus terminal in order to go to Montañita. I did my research and knew which bus to take. Despite Fernando's advices of being extra careful with my stuff, I couldn't help it to take pictures, hahaha.
I found CLP counter, the bus that goes straight to Montañita. It was easy to recognize it, it was the one with a line of backpackers and I was one of them, :) There were 4 guys buying their tickets and I asked the one next to me how much it costs. It was just US$5,50. I got my ticket and went to my gate, which was in the 3rd level. Finally I found it, but it was too early and bus wasn't still there... Oh well, I sat on my backpack when I saw 4 familiar faces approaching. They were the 4 guys I met downstairs. The one I talked to approached and we started to chat. He told me they just came from Mancora, north of Peru, how nice! Then I told him I'm Peruvian, hahaha. He told me he was German and I asked him where in Germany. He said the name of the city in English and I repeated it in German.
Jens just said to me: "Speak in different languages, please." And so I did. His friend's eyes were wide open too. They both found it so cool to meet a Peruvian girl who speaks German in Guayaquil, hahaha. According to them I speak very good German, super! hahaha. The other 2 guys were from England and New Zealand, so we spoke in English. About 30min later, the bus arrived. Bus wasn't full and it was really comfortable. Nobody was next to me, so I had 2 seats for me, sweet! Well, the 3 hours just started.
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