Happy to linger in gateway city to Galápagos
Guayaquil, Ecuador, suffers a lot from Way Station Syndrome. Most travelers bound for the Galapagos archipelago pass through, but few intend to linger. When we found we had to stay a couple of extra days in Guayaquil to make economical air connections, we expected to be marking time before we could join our Ecoventura cruise. Instead, we found a scrappy city on the rebound from nearly a century of neglect and quite enjoyed ourselves.