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Family Transportation

In Guayaquil and other cities, I saw many small motorcycles/scooters with families riding them. Sometimes the mom would hold the baby and with others the child was large enough to ride in front of dad.

Family Transportation

Economics dictates choices.

At least the family is wearing helmets.

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Catedral Metropolitana

In the middle of Guayaquil across the street from the Iguana Park (Parque Seminario) is the Catedral Metropolitana. It is also known as the Cathedral of St Peter. The original cathedral was made of wood and built in another location around the time of the city’s founding. It burned in 1692. This building was constructed between 1924 and 1937 in neo-Gothic style. It is located in the centre of old town Guayaquil. The interior is very impressive.

A quiet place to meditate.

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Chief

Building decoration Guayaquil Ecuador.

Inca Chief

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Iguana Park

Enjoying the people.

Iguana Bench

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Making Friends

In Guayaquil Ecuador.

Making Friends

Curious boy. Curious iguana. Friendship. Understanding.

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Curiosity

In the middle of Guayaquil, Ecuador, is a small park where iguanas roam freely. They are quite tame and unafraid of the people who visit.

Bugging Iguana

The tail is the safest part to touch when you’re not sure.

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Need Water?

In Guayaquil, as in many other cities, we saw many enterprising people walking from car to car at stoplights selling water by the bottle to motorists.

Water Vendor

This fellow had little competition but I’m not sure that he had much success either.

Scrambling for a dollar.

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Stairs

The stairs lead to the top of the hill in Las Penas neighbourhood in Guayaquil.

Thumbs Up

There are 444 steps. Each one is numbered.

We didn’t take the challenge to climb to the summit.

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Yummy

The ice cream vendor on the street to Las Penas attracts a crowd on a hot day.

The Ice Cream Vendor

There are two other vendors in the photograph. Can you find them?

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Guayaquil Neighbourhood

Las Penas is a neighbourhood of Guayaquil, Ecuador, that has been spruced up from the condition it once was in.

Guayaquil Neighborhood

A very colourful and comfortable place to visit.

 

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Group Selfie

It’s all in the way you hold your tongue.

The Selfie

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Mothering

Yesterday’s Blue Footed Booby turned out to be a mother. When she landed in the middle of our trail, her chick came waddling out of the scrub and we watched for some time as the chick coaxed her to feed it.

After a great deal of begging, the chick stayed hungry. Mom was not cooperating.

 

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Frigate Bird

This was my first encounter with a Frigate Bird resting on a branch above the beach.

Frigate Bird

They soar in the wind when they are not taking time out.

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Haven’t Time…

… for you!

Sea Lion I

The first of many hundreds of sea lions who ignored our presence.

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