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Banana Plantation: It's the same in Costa Rica, bags with pesticide, etc., around the bananas.

Cacoa Plantation: these pods will grow to a good size.

Our tour leader, Marsilo, describes cacoa production to produce a variety
of kinds of chocolate

The Plantation hacienda: the old ways of the Aristocracy still survive.

Lunch by the Hacienda: we were served by an army of waitresses undoubtedly making top wages.

Our steam engine for the last leg of the journey.

Giant monkey statue in Guayaquil: a city that bills itself as "The New Pearl of the Pacific."

Guayaquil Church of San Francisco. Every city and village is full of Catholic churches.

Part of the waterfront boardwalk: answer to Rodin's The Thinker, here we have
the boredom and despair of capitalism.

Part of the waterfront boardwalk: one of the fathers of liberation from Colonialism
to the slavery of capitalism.  We arrived in Guayaquil on "Black Friday" traffic, confusion
and commercialism everywhere.

Waterfront boardwalk stretches a couple of miles. Made to attract tourists and locals alike.

A restaurant ship in the waterway.  We found some good restaurants in downtown Guayaquil,
as well as a million fast food places: McDonalds, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken
- the list from North American corporations goes on and on. The "Pearl of the Pacific," it appears,
"wears man's smudge, and shares man's smell: the soil is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod."

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