In 1964, in a further attempt to
finish my next-to-last year of High School, I found an opportunity
to study in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with assitance from Herbert Evans,
the head Peoples Broadcasting (Nationwide)
My original destination of
Guayaquil is on the
Southwestern coast of Ecuador, slightly inland on the Guayas River.
This is Ecuador's largest city, but it is hot and humid year-round. It has long been the economic force
of the nation, with the main banks and industries.
Ecuador lies ont the
Equator in Northwestern
In 1965, the population was
just under 4.75 million.
|Unfortunately, when I arrived, there
had just been a revolution to depose the sitting president,
Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy. Schools in Guayaquil were unable
to overcome a disrupted bureaucracy and admit a new student,
especially one without the necessary "normal" prerequisites in
Ecuadorian history and such.
Quito is in the
central mountains, and, at 10,000 feet above sea level, cool and
Spring-like all through the year. It is the capital, intellectual
and diplomatic center of Ecuador.
In 1964, Guayaquil had about 1.2 million residents,
while Quito was a city of about 900,000.