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Jan 6, 2012 - Back to Emporium for Jen, Tony and Vinny

We're back at home and settling in - after a nightmarish experience in and out of the airports on Wednesday (including ultra-crowded chaos in Miami resulting in a missed flight and the loss of a full and complete homework folder), and car troubles in Pittsburgh. BUT -- it's all part of the adventure, and it won't be long until we're back on track. We'll continue tracking Tim's progress by posting the emails that he sends us, telling us about his journey north through Ecuador and into Columbia.

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Dec 21, 2011 - December 18 - 21: Guayaquil

Explored the city a little bit. It’s quite large - 2.2 million at least. It is a port city and the largest city in the country. Also the business center of Ecuador, tourism is virtually non-existant. Jen got a haircut first then the boys did the next day. (There was a hair salon right across the street from the hotel we stayed in!) It seemed like everyone around us was busy with preparations for Christmas, including lots of last-minute shopping.

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Dec 12, 2011 - Guayaquil

Dec 12 Guayaquil Guayaquil is a large city with a large river running through it's center that heads to the nearby pacific ocean. The weather was very hot and humid...not what we have been used to. The city was once a very dangerous place but the current government is trying very hard to change that. Evidence of this could be seen from the river front parks and the shopping centers which were very modern and with lots of security guards everywhere. As well the local plazas were well kept and full of wildlife from huge iguanas to a nice...

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Nov 23, 2011 - Guayaquil Part 2

Her we are spending a little more time in this lovely city than we expected ' our flight has been delayed and we now have to overnight in Lima before going to Cuzco tomorrow. Oh well ....the joys of travel! We had a supberb meal here last night and a good nights sleep, but we both have heavy colds and sore throats....probably a combination of snorkelling in the very cold water in Galapagos and the air conditioning in hotels?

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SOUTH AMERICA 2011

Nov 8, 2011 - Pam and Tom Arrive

It was a late, late flight from Tampa to Guayaquil tonight. Pam Siegel and Tom Nay have arrived. We spent the night at the home of the owners of Casa de Romero in Guayaquil since the hotel was doing a little repair work. We ate breakfast beside their beautiful pool and took the van back to Cuenca. I'll start showing them the town tomorrow. www.casaderomero.es.tl hostel_guayaquil@yahoo.com

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Nov 7, 2011 - A Trip to Guayaquil

I'm on my way to Guayaquil to meet my friends Pam Siegel and Tom Nay from Sarasota who will be visiting for 2 weeks. They arrive on a flight from Tampa at 11 PM tonight. Since Martin Feinsilver was also going to Guayaquil, he invited me to take the 3-hour van ride with him and his sister Arlene and brother-in-law Fred. His driver Miguel Arias treated us to a side trip to a mining settlement in Cajas National Park on the way. Huabidula was a gold mining operation that was abandoned years ago. Maybe the mining scheme never panned out? Who...

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Oct 30, 2011 - Along the Coast of Ecuador

Welcome - One of the reasons for taking a cruise to begin this trip was to see a few spots along the South American coasts that aren't traditional tourist areas. In Panama we'd moored off the San Blas Islands and visited a Kuna Indian area. Their islets are scarcely above sea level. Two more feet and they're goners. These are extremely dense living areas. Only a path separate huts but they have invested in education and health care as well as learning the myriad ways of extracting tourist dollars. I wish them well. Manta, Ecuador provided a...

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South America - 2011

May 9, 2011 - LindaRose Richardson Visits

Once again I took the van from Cuenca to Guayaquil. Larry Bosco was flying to Louisville the next day so he made the trip with me. This time the trip to Guayaquil was to meet LindaRose Richardson who will be visiting for 2 months from Lake Chapala, Mexico. Her midnight flight was on time and Larry and I met her at the airport with a bottle of vino blanco. We took a taxi back to Casa de Romero and stayed up late into the night. www.casaderomero.es.tl

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Apr 16, 2011 - Linda Chase Visits

I made another trip to Guayaquil today. Arriving early, I went to the malecon on the banks of the River Guayas for a late lunch at Resaca Restaurant. Then . . . Linda Chase has arrived! I was late taking a taxi to the Guayaquil airport to meet her plane. For a moment she was left standing alone at the terminal gates not knowing the name of the hotel where we are spending the night. Linda will be visiting me for two weeks to get to know Cuenca. After her 11 PM arrival we are spending the night at Suites Madrid in Guayaquil. Tomorrow we will...

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Mar 3, 2011 - Guayquil

Thursday, March 3, 2011 Guayaquil on the River Guayas, the largest river on the western coast of South America, is Ecuador’s largest city and an important shipping center. Eduardo will be our guide for the next few days that we will be off the ship and began our tour of Guayaquil at Plaza de Las Iguanas, where you’d expect to see iguanas, and we did, lots of them. They seemed to have gotten landlocked years ago and they roam freely in the square. They make perfect photographic subjects because they pose so well. Across the square is the...

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Jan 21, 2011 - Today It's Guayaquil

I took the 10 AM van service between Cuenca and Guayaquil at 10 AM this morning. We arrived in GYE before 1 PM. www.operazuaytur.com While I waited in steamy Guayaquil, I shopped and had dinner on the malecon along Rio Guayas. This river boardwalk attracts families, lovers, and joggers. The malecon is the location of the Guayaquil Yacht Club. Ginnie Eitel arrives at 11 PM tonight from Nashville USA. We will meet at the airport and spend the night at Suites Madrid. www.hostalsuitesmadrid.com Tomorrow we'll take the van back to Cuenca and...

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Dec 2, 2010 - Last Day at the Branch

Today is our last day here. Ashley and i Mainly just chilled and hung out in the library. Went to morning worship and lunch. Said our goodbyes for now. We will be back to see everyone right before we leave. Theres not much to report today. still had fun and caught up on my mags! hahaha Tonight we are staying at a sisters house since no accommodations were made for tonight. we were suppose to leave to Sucre this morning but we are tomorrow morning. We are very excited for tonight to meet even more people. Jesse has informed us that she has...

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