Sunday, 10 April 2011

FuFu Travel - Exploring Ecuador II

Seco de pollo (Stewed chicken?) for breakfast. two wedges of Ecuadorian banana served! Couldnt imagine i eat rice everyday here in Ecuador. lol USD 1.50
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011

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

Not very yummy.
Centro, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Went to the bus terminal alone. Actually wanted to go with the girls since they were leaving to Montanica and i would head to Cuenca, but they were out for breakfast and i was out walking around earlier.
Terminal Terreste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Public transportation inGuayaquil is pretty good. The BRT system is similar to Curitiba's model. One single fare is only USD0.25. And most importantly the terminal and airport are connected with public transportation (BRT bus and local bus).
Terminal Terreste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Surprisingly, i bumped into the girls! The firrst word came out from me is FATE. We gonna meet up again at the terminal. And Lupe helped me to get the bus ticket to Cuenca. Lucky!
Terminal Terreste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Little FuFu was happy because he could meet his friend again before leaving to Cuenca.
Terminal Terreste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
The owners of the toy! lol
Terminal Terreste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
This is not a shopping mall. Instead a bus terminal that integrated with commercial purposes and social services. I was stunned when i first arrived this terminal on the first day.
Terminal Teresste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
the terminal has three storeys. First one is for arrival, second is for regional departure, third one is for inter-provincial and international departure. Impressed!
Terminal Teresste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
My bus would leave at 12.45pm, and theirs would be 1pm. So before i enter to the boarding area, we took this last picture together.
Terminal Teresste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
The Ecuadorian banana is HUGE!
Terminal Teresste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Semeria bus - Cuenca at 12.45pm.
Terminal Teresste, Guayaquil, Ecuador
31/01/2011
My lunch!
Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
From Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Very nice and cheap hotel. USD 6.50.
Actually this hotel was recommended by another staff of a hostel i first went. the people in Ecuador is very friendly. When i asked where can i find cheap hostel? They will not reluctant to tell you where is the whereabouts of the hostels. Not only one, they will give you few options. Impressed.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Getting ready to go out.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
FATE again. Well, we were on the same bus from huayillas to Cuenca, but the officer didnt allow me to enter Ecuador and the bus driver left me alone at the checkpoint, we couldnt go to Cuenca together. After putting my stuff at the hotel, i bumped into them in front of my hotel. They were heading for ice-cream. Ann invited me to join them. She said she gonna treat me one ice-cream!! The reason is she was treated nicely by a Malaysian when she was there 31years ago. We had a short conversation. Ann and Stewart are going to settle down in Cuenca because of the mild climate, lovelt town and friendly people. Nearly half an hour later, i said goodbye to them and started my short evening tour around the city.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
A very nice treat from Ann and Stewart. Almeo Ice Cream, USD 2.50.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
A very nice stairs with awesome graffiti. Gonna rush for the sunset, so didnt really explore.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Missed the sunset. But could be able to see this scenery, better than nothing. lol
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Strolling along the river.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Back to the histtorical area.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Many churches around the city!
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
Empanadas de pollo and de carne (chicken and meat), USD 2 for my dinner.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
31/01/2011
First thing i did in the morning before breakfast is to get the bus ticket to Quito. This picture is taken when i walked to the terminal. Now you can roughly know how to topography of the city looks like.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
The residential area i walked by. Similar to Malaysian ones? No?
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
The ticket counter is like this!
Terminal Terretre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Back to the downtown.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
You can still see this scenery in the downtown.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Went to the municipal market, hunting for local food. Ops...roasted PIG. But i have tried pork many times, gonna try other stuff ya.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
It was kinda chilly so i decided to have chicken congee. Yummy!!! USD 1.25
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Having lunch with the local at municipal market.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Yummy.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Walked to the main square.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
The new Cathedral and the icon of the city.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
You will see many ladies carrying a basket here and there, especially at the corner of a street. They are actually selling food, snacks or fruits. But you will never know what is the stuff until you ask and the lady remove the cloth.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Very hot in the afternoon. got myself one ice-cream. USD0.25
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Cuenca is one of the oldest colonial city in Ecuador. There you can find many stunning colonial buildings which are all still preserved very good.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
If you ever go to Cuenca, have to spend at least half a day exploring the downtown.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Common view in Latin America.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Lunch only filled half of my stomach. At around 3pm, i passed by a bakery, and was attracted to order a cup of coffee and a cheese bread. USD1.07 - coffee USD 0.85, cheese bread USD 0.22.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Coffee time!
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Cheap and yummy cheese bread.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Continued wandering around the downtown.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Still felt sleepy after my own coffee time.lol Sitting at a square, resting and watching the movement of that area.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Walked to the river again.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
We need something like this or better one in the downtown of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca and etc.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Couldnt see awesome sunset but this type of sunset also stunning!
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Still the graffiti in Santiago rockssssss.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Back to the stairs because i wanna check out the graffiti.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Ecuadorian banana chips with mayonaise. USD 0.50.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Having this snacks while watching the sunset.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Back to the main square. getting ready to walk to the terminal.
Centro, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Arrived the bus terminal of Cuenca.
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Dinner at the bus terminal. USD 1.50 (orange juice USD 0.50, bread - cheese, chocolate, butter, wheat - USD 1)
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
In Ecuador, if you travel by bus, you need to pay the bus terminal tax also. Only USD 0.10 to get in to the boarding area.
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
The bus to Quito at 8.45pm, USD10.
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
I was the first one to get in the bus.
Terminal Terrestre, Cuenca, Ecuador
01/02/2011
There was a police immediate check at the second bus terminal the bus driver stopped at.
From Cuenca to Quito, Ecuador
01/02/2011

8 comments:

Che-Cheh said...

Hey Ecuador is quite unique. I love the colonial buildings. Food is so cheap. But this place is not very safe right?

嘿嘿 said...

Nice trip!
Nice Experience!
Enjoying……

bluecloud said...

i like the stairs so much...
with all the grafic...wont feel tired easily when need to climb up...haha...

小雪 said...

雪糕好诱人....没想到还可以吃到鸡粥,
只是看起来好像很稀,会饱吗?

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

ice cream look yummy!! :D n enjoy ur travel journey! ;)

Life for Beginners said...

Hey FuFu! You're back to blogging! Hooray... and you're getting more and more tanned! Healthy looking... :)

小闷瓜 said...

little fufu的同伴 =0

Bananazஇ said...

Love the buildings they are so nice. Guess graffiti is everywhere all over the universe and must admit they are pretty good at it. Wow the banana is so huge there.