Houston Guayaquil Sister City members represented Guayaquil, Ecuador in the 67th H.E.B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston as one of the 18 Sister Cities of Houston. They wore the traditional white and blue dress, guayaberas, and hats. The blue and white flag with three stars, flag of the Guayas Province, was waved with pride.
It is an honor for our organization to bring our traditions and act as ambassadors of the city we love and represent.
"Santiago de Guayaquil is the largest largest city and chief port of Ecuador with about 3,000,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the west bank of the Guayas River, 45 miles (72 km) upstream from the Gulf of Guayaquil of the Pacific Ocean. It is the main sea port of the country where about 80% of the country´s imports and more than 50% of its exports are handled.
There are a lot of places to visit such as the old district “Las Peñas” which is the only part of the city where the wooden houses were not destroyed by fire. There you can get an impression of the old, picturesque colonial Guayaquil.
Or you walk along the riverside that has been refurbished in the project Malecón 2000”. There you find a mall and a park with historical monuments. Guayaquil´s churches as “La Merced” or “San Francisco”, the beautiful cemetery below “Cerro el Carmen”, several museums, the Botanical Gardens and parks some of them filled with tame iguanas are also definitely worth a visit." (Info takes from various online sources)
To visit Guayaquil or our Country, you can contact one of our travel agencies registered with us, Trips in Ecuador.
Web site: http://www.tripsinecuador.com/
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