Travel Blogs from Otavalo, Ecuador

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Market hawkers, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Market hawkers

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... about and they ended with 2 massive grey hawks one of which I think tried to make a break for it! Our other trip from Otavalo was to Lago Cuicocha, which is near to a small town, Cotacachi, just 30 minutes away.  This is another massive crater lake ...

Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... time in Ecuador in one post. It started with an excellent long weekend spent with Rowena in the market town of Otavalo: * Walking around a beautiful volcanic crater lakes with Rowena and other volunteers. * Trapsing the streets and plazas of the ...

Australians, My first mistake, and Cuicocha, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Australians, My first mistake, and Cuicocha

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... a thick Australian accent. It turns out they were traveling around the world and were starting here in Ecuador where they had been taking spanish classes in Otavalo. They were to travel through much of South America, then up into parts of North America ...

La Ciudad Vieja y Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

La Ciudad Vieja y Otavalo

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... . I stood up for the entire 2 hour ride, and ended up talking with a man named Carlos Guerrero who is from Cotacachi (near Otavalo). He had never left Ecuador in his life, but has relatives in the US. I would guess him to be in his late 30's or early ...

Chillin´ with Mama and Papa Ruiz, Peguche/Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Chillin´ with Mama and Papa Ruiz

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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After spending a night in Quito post-Carnaval, we left for Otavalo, located north of Quito. Otavalo is one of the most famous destinations in Ecuador - and all of South America really - due to its huge Saturday market. The indigenous communities in ...

Please mourn the loss of Sara's iPod, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Please mourn the loss of Sara's iPod

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... you who know me well, won't be surprised to see how I coped with this loss.  We were on our way to Otavalo in Ecuador, the largest market in South America.  This was a must-do for me, and I practically dragged Steve along with me, so ...

On the road to Columbia via Otavalo!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

On the road to Columbia via Otavalo!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... us tomorrow. Drive northwards and stop at the equator line which is pretty non descript but have a photo anyway and then onto Otavalo which is a market town in the countryside. Wander into town where there is a smaller market on Friday as big one is ...

The Back Road to Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

The Back Road to Otavalo

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... over the cobblestone streets. By Friday evening we had finished out wanderings around this picturesque area of northern Ecuador and were back in Otavalo, ready for the big weekly event. If you can imagine Herbfest multiplied by fifty, then you might ...

Old Town Quito and Otavalo Part II, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Old Town Quito and Otavalo Part II

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... Cabs around Quito: Usually about $2-5 Dinner at Cueva del Oso: About $15 total, an expensive meal for Ecuador Bus fromQuito to Otavalo and back: $2, 2 hours each way Ecomontes tour to Cuyabeno Rainforest: $160 Bus from Quito to Puente de Cuyabeno: ...

Puffing up Cotopaxi, shopping mad in Otavalo, Quito and Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Puffing up Cotopaxi, shopping mad in Otavalo

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... town and up to the plaza where the famous handicrafts market was to take place the next morning. We immediately liked Otavalo: it had a friendly country town feel, some ppretty buildings and was brimming with local Otavaleno Indians in traditional dress ...

The Mother of all markets!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

The Mother of all markets!

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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A long days travel from Mindo to Otavalo yesterday afternoon, but worth it! Up at 6am again this morning to see the famous cattle market- cows, pigs, sheep all being bought and sold in the most chaotic way! I guess they know what they were doing but it ...

Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Otavalo in our entry from Quito, Ecuador entitled 'Land of the Volcanoes'. Cheers, K & ...

In and around Otavalo open air markets, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

In and around Otavalo open air markets

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... . Afterwards we left the restaurant and went back to the hostel as we were still tired from the long journey getting to Ecuador from Colombia yesterday.  Cuicocha Crater Lake  Waking up fully refreshed the next morning, I had been thinking about ...

Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo Market

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... , we got Carlos as our guide again.  However there was no mention of UFOs on the tour this time! The Otavalo Market is Ecuador's most famous market, with vendors selling a wide variety of goods, from produce, animals, crafts, textiles, and ...

Otavalo, Quito, Baños, Riobamba, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Baños, Riobamba, Guayaquil, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo, Quito, Baños, Riobamba, Guayaquil

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Efficient Immigration (not!) We walk over the border from Colombia to Ecuador. Ecuadorian immigration has a really organised system whereby you have to queue up once to get a blank immigration form, and then queue up again in the same line, with the ...

Easter Saturday - Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Easter Saturday - Otavalo Market

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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... things that I saw in Ambato at Carnival, so I bought and ate two; then some of the others bought one.   Indigenous Otavalo people all still wear traditional dress and take great pride in it, even the young people who you'd think would more likely to ...

Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo Market

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Day trip today to Otavalo and the line of the Equator.  On arrival at the bus terminal I helped two Canadian tourists who didn't know how to get to the handicraft market and had no map - I said they could join me and Dave because we were going that ...

A Vanishing Breed, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

A Vanishing Breed

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... has established a public school near the resort. ---------------- On Saturday night, we attended the social event of the weekend in Otavalo, the cockfights. We were able to find the arena by following the steady stream of young men with a chicken ...

Markets! Markets! Markets!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Markets! Markets! Markets!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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The next day, we headed for the most famous market town in Ecuador - Otavalo! We timed it perfectly as Saturday is the main market day and the whole town was literally taken over with stall after stall of Otavaleño Indians selling ponchos, cuddly ...

How many llamas can you fit in the back of a chevy, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

How many llamas can you fit in the back of a chevy

A travel blog entry by christine_wilde

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... cheap branded trainers, adidas trousers and mobile phone covers. This reflects the mix of traditional and modern that defines Otavalo. Men dressed in the traditional poncho and white cropped trousers and women with white embroidered blouses and black wrap ...

A La Orden, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

A La Orden

A travel blog entry by charlieseo

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... my bag as the bus started moving. Again, it was a quick and pleasant ride.  The bus stopped right by the entrance of Otavalo and several people exited, including us.  It was Saturday and we went to Otavalo to take a lot around and shop in their ...

The Quilotoa loop, Quito and Otavalo. .., Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

The Quilotoa loop, Quito and Otavalo. ..

A travel blog entry by hastie_gringo

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... one. So thats actually a day and a quarter in Quito, apologies for the misinformation. Off to a smaller more manageable place..... Otavalo Smaller, more manageable...but a huge very famous market that half of the western world seems to have come to. First ...

Otavalo, The largest saturday market!!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo, The largest saturday market!!

A travel blog entry by gypsylifestyle

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... forgot that we were getting off in Otavalo and when I looked out the window I noticed that I no longer saw signs that said Otavalo.....I told the attendant so he stopped the bus on the main highway, dropped us and our packs off on the side of the ...

Saturday Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Saturday Market

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... we´d made through couchsurfing and grabbed a beer while chatting about our lives.  He made some useful suggestions on places in Ecuador we should visit, including some places to go rock climbing.  We made plans to meet up again to rock climb ...

Una Pen~a con Pizza, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Una Pen~a con Pizza

A travel blog entry by linds_and_ryan

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Border Crossing - I would never be a drug smuggler, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Border Crossing - I would never be a drug smuggler

A travel blog entry by liamok

... less rugged and more gently rounded but no less beautiful.  I departed my bus on the Pan American highway just outside Otavalo, quickly a taxi eyed me lugged down with baggage, coming to my rescue the taxi took me to my hotel, a beautiful ...

Nice little town, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Nice little town

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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A quick trip up to this town in the mountains, popular with all travellers. ...

Farewall La Hesperia...monkeys at last!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Farewall La Hesperia...monkeys at last!

A travel blog entry by chriskate

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... Andean Condor up close...that is one big bird!! The highlight of the weekend though has to be the impressive pies! Apparently Otavalo's famous for them...and we were not disappointed...we go all the way to Ecuador and end up spending our time writing ...

Otavalo, Ecuador, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo, Ecuador

A travel blog entry by rebecca.mcneal

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Still not in Kansas.., Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Still not in Kansas..

A travel blog entry by natecropp

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... in my life seen anything like this. First of all, the Indians run the markets. Everywhere else in Ecuador these people are desperately poor. In Otavalo, they are rich because of these markets. The women wear these impossibly white, intricately woven ...

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