Travel Blogs from Otavalo, Ecuador

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Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

A travel blog entry by carlyabroad

festivals!!  (including Sean´s Birthday!) I have a hand written journal with details- will update info when I return home Until then view photos at: http://picasaweb.google.com/Carlyfedor/EcuadorOtavalo# ...

Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

A travel blog entry by tomandfoy

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... . There is a massive market here on saturdays, and a slightly smaller one on wednesdays, of crafts, animals and vegetables. Otavalo and the surrounding villages are known for their weavings (tapestries and clothes). Getting here turned out to be a ...

Otavalo- Feliz Navidad, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo- Feliz Navidad

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

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... and getting a tour of the property we found out that the owners were celebrating Christmas on December 24th, the traditional day for Ecuador and much of Europe.  We were having a dinner the next night in order to celebrate.  We decided we would ...

Visit South America's largest craft market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Visit South America's largest craft market

A travel blog entry by 1life

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We are presently in Otavalo which is 1 hour north of Quito (capital of Ecuador) and one hour south of the Columbia Border. This little town is home to one of the largest and most colorful craft markets in South America. We will spend a couple of days here ...

A day at the markets..., Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

A day at the markets...

A travel blog entry by livtajim

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... wished we had more information on it.  The view from the hill the tree was on was spectacular.  We could see Otavalo nestled in a valley surrounded by majestic volcanos.  To the east was scenic Lago San Pablo.  After taking photos ...

Otovalo Market, Otovalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otovalo Market

A travel blog entry by john_and_anna

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THE Saturday market in Otovalo is the biggest in South America.   Although it is quite touristy in parts, there is an amazing array of crafts, fabrics, clothing and produce to appeal to foreign visitors and locals alike.  On market ...

This big piggy didn't want to go to market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

This big piggy didn't want to go to market

A travel blog entry by liamok

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... the women who carry anything from produce to babies in shawls slung around their shoulders.  Having seen the main attractin in Otavalo I relaxed for the rest of the weekend in preparation for Quito on Monday a futher 2 hours south on the Pan ...

Bo-Ring, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Bo-Ring

A travel blog entry by christina_lam

took the bus to otavalo today, a city that has an enormo artisan market on saturday. on thursday however there is nada to do. seriously the streets are empty. EMPTY!! and the place we´re staying in, our room is seriously 5 ft x 5 ft and has grafitti on ...

Budget Expedition, the first encounter, Otavalo - Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Budget Expedition, the first encounter

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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the road to Otavalo was a long one (should have only taken 3 hours max but instead it took nearly 6 and when we got there the market, for which it is famous, was closing up. It was raining and the camp site was really muddy and as it was our first night ...

Le temps passe si vite..., Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Le temps passe si vite...

A travel blog entry by karine_vero

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... rapidement à préférer les petites villes aux grandes. Surtout à ne pas s'ennuyer de la pollution pesante de Quito. Nous étions à Otavalo pour le très reconnu marché du samedi. Nous nous sommes premièrement rendu au "marché au bétail" Wow!!! Des ...

Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo

A travel blog entry by benandsabine

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Otavalo - indigenous market We went with Marcus (the Swiss guy we met in Quito) to the Otovalo market. Ok, the setting might not be as picturesque as we were hoping it to be, but the stuff they sell is of best quality and you can get awesome deals! ...

Nic and Pam hit the markets at Otavalo!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Nic and Pam hit the markets at Otavalo!

A travel blog entry by nicpam

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Hola team! Well we´ve left Quito and moved on to Otavalo - a little town reknown for its huge market on Saturday which has local crafts etc. The first stage of the journey was surviving the bloody incredible bus trip. Narrow roads, cliff dropoffs ...

Otavalo - Market Town, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo - Market Town

A travel blog entry by muppetsaway

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... did charge us for the pizzas when we checked out (disbelieving it was these that made us ill).     Before departing Otavalo we paid an obligatory visit to the Poncho Plaza (tourist market).  Good prices and nice stuff.  We picked up ...

Hacienda in the Andes (Part II), Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Hacienda in the Andes (Part II)

A travel blog entry by travelshrew

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... cobblestone paths, gardens, and fountains.  Simon Bolivar had once stayed there.....prior to the earthquake that leveled the hacienda (and Otavalo) in the 1860s.  The only room that did not have to be rebuilt was the bar.  It was here that ...

window shopping and warm white wine in Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

window shopping and warm white wine in Otavalo

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... countryside dotted with lakes, lagoons and waterfalls, and surrounded by the volcanic peaks of Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda. Otavalo is famous for its handicrafts, and the huge market that takes place there every saturday. Unfortunately we arrived ...

Traveling to Otavalo,Tasting Our First Chicha, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Traveling to Otavalo,Tasting Our First Chicha

A travel blog entry by messyoffice

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... three of us to climb closer over the rocks at the edge of the river to feel the spray.   Finally we reached Otavalo and the marketplace. I was not disappointed in my dreams. Although the busiest market day is Saturday, there were still dozens of ...

Change would do us good...., Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Change would do us good....

A travel blog entry by travelshrew

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Our first task in Otavalo was to figure out how to change a $100 bill.  After a month in Ecuador we had become obsessed with having small bills because anything greater than a $10 would cause a mini flurry of activity that could sometimes last ...

Day trip to Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Day trip to Otavalo

A travel blog entry by eknoll

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Marked i Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Marked i Otavalo

A travel blog entry by beritmette

... af boder med tøj og ting. Fik købt souvenirs så der ikke var plads tilbage i rygsækken! Big marked day in Otavalo. Early morning with animals. The rest of the day we spend strolling aroun between the thousands of small shops with hats, clothes and ...

Christmas shopping!!!, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Christmas shopping!!!

A travel blog entry by annatom

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... , Webarbeiten, Jadearbeiten und überhaupt Kunstarbeiten aller Art mag (oder auch nur eins von all dem) wird/würde Otavalo LIEBEN! Nach einem Ausflug zur Laguna Cuicocha, einem richtig beeindruckenden See, der sich nicht mit einer Insel begnügen ...

Missing South America's Biggest Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Missing South America's Biggest Market

A travel blog entry by gowithzo

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... cute and friendly, cheerfully waving us off each night and overjoyed to see us when we went back for more. The other delicious substance Otavalo served up was an amazing blackberry pie. The pie shop is famous and when we went in there, there were a huge ...

Otavalo, Ecuador, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo, Ecuador

A travel blog entry by pecoskid

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... future travel plans including the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Once accomplished, I was ready for the greater Ecuador outdoors. Ecuadorians have been very friendly and accomodating. Have already met some interesting travelers, several recently ...

Otavalo 33 years later, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo 33 years later

A travel blog entry by gorditaonthego

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... women dressed in gorgeous embroidered blouses and golden beads adorning their throats and wrists. Ahhh yes, the mountains of Ecuador. Upon arriving, whoa! Otavalo? It was about 5 times bigger than my first visit. Traffic,bustle and a hell of a lot more ...

Jealous Volcanoes, Cuicocha Lake, Cotacachi, Ecuador travel blog

Jealous Volcanoes

A travel blog entry by vickielizabeth

I am not much of a morning person, and wasn't sure how I would manage to wake up at 6:30. As it turned out, by the time my alarm sounded, I had already been awake for around two hours, cursing the crowing roosters scattered densely around the community. ...

Bloodsport & Bloodsport 2, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Bloodsport & Bloodsport 2

A travel blog entry by peterandgillian

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G's report Back in Quito after an interesting trip to Otavalo, where they have a big indigenous market on Saturdays. Great people watching and not as touristy as I expected - all the Indians in their traditional dress were doing some genuine shopping as ...

Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Otavalo Market

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... great hostel - hammocks are high on that list. So we bought some as presents and some for the as yet nameless hostel. Back to Otavalo and we broke for some lunch in one of the cafes on the square before resuming our retail therapy. We've got better at ...

Spreading the love with a bowl of goulash, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Spreading the love with a bowl of goulash

A travel blog entry by rsaville

... there is probably no better place to go than Otavalo. You want an example of an extremely prosperous and proud indigenous community??? Otavalo. You want a baby llama feotus.... you`re proably a bit of a freak. The local men all still proudly wear their ...

Into Ecuador, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Into Ecuador

A travel blog entry by bocalee

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... a tourist stop for nearby natural scenery, and also for the Saturday market, which is the largest indigenous crafts market in Ecuador.  The first thing that changed was the landscape.  The hills became more like mountains, and less tropical ...

Elise and Josh vs Alititude, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Elise and Josh vs Alititude

A travel blog entry by jled

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... and got some amazing, handmade, gelato. Then after a few hours, decided that that was enough of this town, we needed to go to Otavalo.     What a good choice that was! We have now been in Otavalo for 4 days and love it. The market, even on ...

Surviving the rafting, Otavalo, Ecuador travel blog

Surviving the rafting

A travel blog entry by samhancock

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... pints). However, it was very nice to relax in water that wasn't trying to kill you for once! The next destination was Otavalo, with the self-proclaimed best market in South America. After a 6-hour cramped journey next to a smelly over-sized Ecuadorian ...

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