Got off bus to go through immigration exiting Ecuador. Too slow, bus driver drops my bags off
Friendly hustler offers to "help". Gets us a taxi
Taxi takes us to Peruvian immigration
Stop in Huaquillas to change money. Guy in briefcase shortchanges us, then gives us many fake bills.
Otherwise hustler was a help, but could have done it on our own. Beware the money changers. Better to find a Casa de Cambio.
The center of Zaruma consists of a large main square and an adjacent church. The views are outstanding, and at the west end of the main square a local tourist office provides a number of lodging options. We arrived after two days visiting family in Machala with fresh bread, left over slices of steak and cheese we bought at a market the day before....more