Monday, 14 March 2011

FuFu Travel - Exploring Ecuador I

Arrived the bus terminal of CIFA at Tumbes, Peru. Initially planned to visit Cuenca first, but the custom officer requested me to show him the document of yellow fever injection. I didnt have it. And the bus driver was waiting for me like not more than 30mins and threw my luggages out from the bus, then started the engine heading to Cuenca, leaving me alone at the check point of Ecuador.
Luckily, group of Chilean girls who took the bus from Lima, Peru with me heading to Quayaquil arrived a minute later. One of them speak English and i asked them to help me since i dont speak good Spanish. After our little discussion, i decided to say i lost the paper in Cusco together with the camera. Fortunately i have the police report of the loss of my Camera in Cusco. After showing him the report, he let me enter Ecuador. Phew, what a relief, seriously.
So i went to Quayaquil with them (four girls) and a Swiss guy. Sitting beside me was a fireman from Guayaquil, we talked a while before i taking my nap. He was very nice as he offered to show us (the four girls too) around Guayaquil. He helped us to find a cheap hotel once we arrived Guayaquil. We had dinner together, and then walked around the city at night in the rain. What a special adventure.
Huayallas, Ecuador
29/01/2011

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Ecuador - Part One | 29th Jan - 5th Feb 2011

They were asking the price of the room. Negotiating actually. We got a cheap deal at this hotel. Each person paid for USD7 for a night.
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
First dinner in Ecuador. Seco de Chivo (Stewed lamb) with piece of fried sweet potato. yummy. USD1.50
Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
Mini market at a corner of a street here in Guayaquil. Security is still bad here, so the shops you will pass by here in Ecuador (also in Argentina, Chile and Peru) definitely will have a fence. there is a small window for you to pay first before getting the stuff you want.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
They were buying liquior for the night bfore going to a bar.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
It started to rain quite heavily once we got the liquor. My first time walking in the rain visiting the city.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
Find it familiar? Yeah very similar to the shop houses we always see in Malaysia.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
It is Sunday, so almost all the shops were closed except some mini markets, pharmacy, fast food chains and restaurants. Need to mention that not only green, Quayaquil is also a very clean modern city.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
29/01/2011
Found the first Chinese Restaurant in Quayaquil.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Actually i woke up early. All of them were still sleeping (i didnt join them to the bar because i needed time to adjust my mood for the yellow fever injection incident). Thus i went out walking myself, taking fresh air while wandering the city. Yeah, as usual, i would go to a park to recharge myself with positive energy.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
At Plaza del Centenario.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
First breakfast in Ecuador. Sanduche de chancho (Pork Sandwich) with a piece of crispy pork's skin. Yummy. USD1.50
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Yummy!!
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Pork sandwich!!!!
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
A very nice church i first bumped into in the morning.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Walked till the riverbank of the city.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
The Ecuadorian flag!
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
The Gran Colombian Flags (Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela). All these three countries have the same colours - yellow, blue and red.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Another noteworthy thing in Quayaquil is the public toilets are all free of charge yet CLEAN.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Went up to the view deck.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
FuFu at Guayaquil.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
A nice Cathedral of Guayaquil.
Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
See! Pretty much look like any city in Malaysia ya Quayaquil.
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
GREEN and CLEAN.
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Met up the girls and Donny (the guy sitting next to me in the bus from Huayillas to Guayaquil).
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
They are all funny travel mates! And thanks for helping me girls!
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Ops, what were you doing, Sahara!!!
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Manu and Lupe.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Natha was not feeling well that day but her smile still very charming.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
A very nice park by the river. Very tropical.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Mango!!!!
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
A very nice colonial town on a hill.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Fufu spotted the national flower in Ecuador also. Now i am suspecting is hibiscus originated from South America?
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Lovely street light.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Going to the light house.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
444 stairs till the top of the hill. Bet they dont know what it means in Chinese or Japanese. 4 is pronounce as Si and also Shi in Japanse which means DIE. 444 - die, die, die. lol
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Platano (the cousin of banana) with cheese! USD 0.50.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
View of part of the city.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
FuFu and Manu at the light house.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
A very nice place! Both sides are full of restaurants and cafes.
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Nice!
Santa Ana, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Chaulafan??? lol Well it is Chinese fried rice.
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Yummy. But a bit salty. USD 1.30
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Huge portion of Chaulafan!!
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Donny is a fireman. And we passed by a fire station. So we visited a fire staion also in Guayaquil. lol
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Back to the hostel. And found out Sahara actually has her own toy too! So little FuFu has a new friend from Chile. LOL
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
IMAX. We decided to watch Harry potter 7 at night since we had nothing to do. the actual price is USD4.50 but Donny's friend is working there so we all got discount - USD2.10. But the movie was in Spanish. Anyway USD2.10 at IMAX, would worth it i first guessed.
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
IMAX - Harry Potter
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011
Sexy girl!
Malecon, Guayaquil, Ecuador
30/01/2011

20 comments:

小闷瓜 said...

富富
现在的你又在那个国家呢?

小雪 said...

view deck设计特别也很美
觉得Santa Ana这个地方很漂亮+干净

Chris said...

wa... so far still can find chinese restaurant?

十六 said...

我這次做的其中報告是做厄瓜多爾
哈哈
在這邊看看厄瓜多爾是長什麼樣
吃什麼東西的

Ayie said...

Hi Fufu! How's your trip going so far? I haven't been around too since we were off to Manila for a while. I read that you olost your camera...sorry to hear about that. You're lucky that you found great people there.

love platano!

foongpc said...

Those shoplots really look like the ones in Malaysia! Haha! \

Pork sandwich looks yummy!!!

Haha, Little fufu finally found his companion? : D

foongpc said...

Where's your post about your trip to Machu Picchu? Can't find it!!! : (

天王之子 said...

那些吃的都蛮便宜的
而且蛮大分
哈哈哈

Bananazஇ said...

The Chaulafan is for 5 pax or 10 such big plate..haha

Bananazஇ said...

Love the house in Santa Ana..wow all fence up in the shop real bad security.. sometimes we think back Malaysia is not that bad afterall besides other things. tQ

Rafael Lam said...

Great travel experience,
enjoy!

迷迭香 said...

Happy Birthday to you !! ^^

三吉 said...

麦当劳叔叔被侵犯了。。好可怜。。!!

Allen said...

Harry Potter~!!!!

Candlelyn said...

wah~u're getting darker...
nice trip u had!

莹莹 said...

;) I like the church & btw, happy bday!

Jean said...

all food there so cheap! haha. but how much was the pork sandwich?

have a nice day! =)

My recent post:
Malacca Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball

C Jan's♥ said...

cousin of banana? hahaaa..how is taste like ? XD

JIPP said...

I am sorry about ur camera. I know how it feels. I lost mine when I was in Hanoi and I felt like I wanted to search the whole city. What matters most was the pics in it. BTW, a very great experience you're sharing with us there. Not many Malaysians have covered that part of the world yet so far.

JIPP said...

oh, and I wanted to say about the shoplots being so much like i Malaysia but u already mentioned it!