24.05.2013 - 26.05.2013 32 °C
We left Mancora for Ecuador on a night bus that ended up in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. This was were the boys flew home from. We managed to have a look around before the left. There's a nice development called Malecón 2000 that runs next to the river and was built in 2000. It has shops, cafes and parks and leads all the way to Las Peñas. Las Peñas is the colourful old town of Guayaquil built on a hill. We walked up to the top to look out over the city and to go up the lighthouse. We also visited the Iguana Park which is a park in the middle of the city which is covered in iguanas. Some of the iguanas were really big!
We only had a short stay in Guayaquil. Emma and I had planned to start volunteering on 26th May but there was a last minute change because one of the team was ill so we would start a week later. Emma and I took the opportunity to do a quick visit to the Galapagos. We had decided a while ago anyway that we would push back our flights to see the islands so it worked out well for us.