Guayaquil Taking Off

Shot on the flight Madrd-Guayaquil-Quito operated by LAN made on 29 Dec 2009 at 0900 hours. Guayaquil (Spanish pronunciation: [waʝaˈkil]), officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador,with a metro area population exceeding 3.3 million at the end of 2009, as well as that nation's main port. The city is the capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas and the seat of the namesake canton. Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil. Because of its location, the city is the center of Ecuador's fishing and manufacturing industries