Feeling the adrenaline of entering a new country, more than that, half the world, arriving in Ecuador through Peru was a beautiful experience, warm people, generosity and good food.
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South America83 days / July - August - September 2018
Highs & Lows
Make a Volcano excursion and the hammock at the end of the world.
Check the income and cost to the Galapagos Islands.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Guayaquil if I liked it, it seemed an eccentric city, bright with everything accessible, but the truth is a point that I preferred to leave behind, since we went twice and they robbed us.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Except for the robbery, everything was very good, you eat very well, the weather is pleasant to explore, it has a lot of colors and a very good vibe!
How was the food?
In Malecon 2000 you can find many Mc Donald's bars. Hostels and Airbnb have the kitchen, so the recipes to prepare and get fresh food, considering that Guayaquil has a port is rewarding, on the street you can have lunch for less than 5 usd. fresh food, the onion with chifles that are fried green banana chips, they are my favorite, the shrimp encocado, it is delicious, the soups rich and energetic, a color fact, the coriander is very typical in the meals, in all of them. !
What tips would you give a friend?
Make reservations through the portals, be careful in the terminal area, and surroundings, walks with water, visit all possible buildings, in Guayaquil there are always street vendors that have fresh drinks, and also try a cane liquor called Guanchaca, drink in moderation as it is high in alcohol.
Travel backpack, light clothing, hat and sunglasses for the sun, comfortable shoes, documentation in a safe place and cell phones or cameras as well.
Taxis in Guayaquil work with a real rate so for being a tourist nothing happens, the bus you have to know routes, walking if you have time and desire in a day you can travel a large area of tourists.
In many trees there are free mangoes, I was very surprised since they are edible. The Spanish spoken is very understandable and with different words, a pleasant melody
Using the app the booking for hostels, volunteering are also demanded by many backpackers, or travelers who want to cover travel expenses and continue climbing the route to South America is possible, on Facebook or applications such as Worldpackers and Workaway are still active in Ecuador . It should be noted that Couchsurfing is available and has very good results. If you visit the Galapagos Islands in Isabela, the Claudia Hodari Hostel -Casa Rosada Galapagos Isabela Caleta Iguana House. Claudia is an excellent person and an exemplary woman, check entry requirements to the Galapagos and air tickets in advance.