Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city and main port. It is home to a bustling import-export business. Tourism is on the rise as well, thanks to a new international airport and urban renewal projects along the River Guayas promenade and in the historic neighborhood of Las Peñas.
A man was washing the stone paths thru the city park so we could walk through. Las Penas is the largest city in Ecuador, located along the coast is very warm all year.
These hills are inhabited by the least fortunate! The government fixed up the outside of their houses so that they look pretty clean now. But life has not changed much for the residents, our guide said.
The handshake that brought together the Grand Columbia – it lasted 20 years until 1830! – merging Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. Sometimes Bolivia is thrown in the mix!