On our way to the Galapagos

Hello!

I am in the Guayaquil airport about to fly to the Galapagos islands for our cruise with Ecoventura. The name of our ship is the Eric and we are about to sail for seven days in the Galapagos Islands.

The trip has gone well so far. We flew from Michigan to Miami and then from Miami on to Guayaquil. All went smoothly and I love flying on LAN, a great airline.

Yesterday we spent the day exploring Guayaquil. We spent many hours in the Parque Historico Guayaquil…this is relatively new. It first opened in 2000 and they have been adding to it ever since. It is a combination…part is an animal park with species typical to the region like ocelots and tapirs, then there an historical section that is a collection of historic buildings that have been restored, and then there is a typical farm in the countryside and then a hacienda of a wealthy cacao planter. Add to that a petting zoo, an urban garden and play areas and it is really quite a complete attraction. It is well worth visiting if you spend a day in Guayaquil before flying to the Galapagos.

Then yesterday afternoon we walked to the Malecon (walkway) along the river and visited the artisans market. It was a full day.

Now I am in the airport, about to fly to the Galapagos Islands. I will not have internet for a week so my postings will be suspended until then. However, I will keep a daily journal that I will post after my return.

Until then, travel well.

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