Saturday, January 06, 2007

Guayquil

Hot, sweaty, hustling and bustling...but succesfully wrestling it´s reputation as a dangerous and violent port city. Ecuadors largest metropolis is a pleasant stop although too chaotic for me as a destination in and of itself.
Guayquil has transformed it´s once infamous waterfront from a din of crime and inequity into a wonderful breezy, tree lined promenade. Heavily planted, peopled and most importantly policed.
Parque Bolivar swarms with fearless iguanas who happily allow people to stroke, poke and prod them and attempt to stare down smnall children for their lunches while squirrels scamper from the trees to pilfer what they can from their dinosaurian park mates!

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