Good morning from Guayaquil, Ecuador!

After spending a night in Tumbes Peru, we crossed over the border to Guyaquil yesterday afternoon. 

Tumbes was hoppin´!  So many people everywhere!  It was fun but daunting.  We stayed at Hotel Chica.  Sparse but relatively clean so who the heck cares!  There was a sweet little roof top patio with a view of the street.  Sadly, the mosquitos came out at dusk and they were vicious!  So we retreated to our room for an early night.  Up at 6am the next morn´ to catch the CIFA bus to Ecuador.

A 4 hour bus ride turned into 6 which my bladder handled only slightly better than Anna Marie´s.  Alas.  We hopped in a taxi at the bus depot/giant shopping mall and made our way to the most lovely hostel I´ve ever seen.  I wish I knew what it was called!  It´s set in a private garden with a pool, plenty of flora, a view overlooking the city and hammocks from which to enjoy said view!  And a resident bulldog  It´s truely breathtaking.  We considered staying an extra day just to enjoy the hostel a little longer but decided we might get bored and that it would be best to keep moving and preserve the pristine memories we already have.

´Next is a bus to Banos where we´ll spend a night and maybe do some horseback riding.  Then to Quito for a few days to explore the capital city.  Hopefully I´ll be able to upload some photos from there.