Guayaquil, Ecuador, Day 2, Norm

January 31, 2023

Norm went on the first shuttle to town. It takes about 40 minutes from the port to the town and the buses fill up fast!

He did do the 440 steps up and 440 back down to and from
Santa Ana Hill and the chapel at the top. The steps are all numbered and are a popular tourist attraction. His foot held up OK but I was not too happy that he did that many steps.

The lighthouse is at the highest point of the hill. It was inaugurated in 2002. It is the main symbol of the tourist campaign “Guayaquil is my destination.”

This statue is a sculpture of Juan Pueblo who is a popular character here in Guayaquil. His image dates back to 1918 when he first appeared in the newspaper. He represents Guayaquil’s common man, humble and hard working, trying to find a way to get ahead.
The sculpture was inaugurated on November 1, 2013.

Norm also went to Seminario Park. It is also known as Iguana Park. He saw many different sized iguanas there. They are happy and well fed and don’t bother people at all. I guess the cat and the iguana don’t bother each other either.

Here are some other pictures of the Rotonda, the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral, City Hall and the Park.

And here is our sunset. After we enjoyed freshly made Indian Dosa on deck, I enjoyed the show and we now have three sea days in a row due to the cancellation of Peru stops because of the conflicts there. One day we will be docked in Peru for supplies but no one can get on or off the ship so it is, for us, the same as a sea day on board.

Farid is amazing.
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3 Responses to Guayaquil, Ecuador, Day 2, Norm

  1. JAN says:

    LOVE the photos from this location, Congrats to Norm for climbing up those stairs!


  2. Violet Archer says:

    Guayaquil, a town on my bucket list which is on my way to the Galapagos. Thank you for all these interesting postings.


  3. Violet Archer says:

    Glad to know you guys are all well again. Norm should take it a little “easy”. Doing all those stairs was a challenge but he should still be cautious.
    Stay Well,


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