Night in Guayaquil

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We cashed in 35K WorldPerks each for round trip Seattle to Ecuador.  In my opinion, this northern South America award is one of the great values in redemptions.  We flew to DFW on Alaska and then picked up Continental to Houston and onwords to Guayaquil. 

We landed around 11:30pm and were relieved to find our bags succeeded making the double connection.  The contingency plan had they not made it was pretty sketchy.  Leaving baggage claim we began to scan for signs pointing us to the hotel shuttles--unexpectedly, we instead found a guy from the Sheraton Guayaquil standing there with our name on a sign.  Nice.

Upon check-in, we got our first taste of what became a recurring theme throughout Ecuador: "So do you need two rooms?"  Either Ecuadorians are extremely unpresumptuous or there's not a lot of brown/white couples roaming around.  This happened time and again in various forms and was always amusing.

Standard Sheraton room so nothing exciting there.  Caught the end of Conan on NBC Miami, decent breakfast including in the morning, and back on the shuttle at 7:30am for the 3-minute ride back to the airport.  Next stop Galapagos...

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