Posted On 17 Mar 2017
He started his route without knowing the city. He did not have a map and had no idea where to get one. Inspired by his desire to take photographs and driven by his instincts, he began touring downtown Guayaquil, with his guitar and a backpack. He started with the cathedral and stopped at the Iguanas Park.
Adalbert Andrade arrived yesterday in the city and wanted to tour it. At least he wanted to visit the tourist attractions he had seen on the Internet. The cathedral, the park of the Iguanas, the pier were the emblematic places that he knew only through images of the web. He did not know of other places nor had been recommended to visit more. And since he did not have a tourist map, he also had no information or references to go to other sites.
Andrade is a 26-year-old Colombian who made a brief stop in Guayaquil before going to the beach, his last point to visit in the country. Previously he had been in Quito. “No, I have no idea where to get a map. In Quito they give them away in the Historical Center, but here I have not got one,” he said. It is not that this paper is extinct, it is not distributed or does not exist in Guayaquil. Its access is limited. Or at least, its promotion is scarce.