Travel Blogs from Otavalo
... Dave got himself two shirts with a pattern on the front.
After leaving the market we had a quick, very late lunch at a cafe - a humita, a sandwich each and a quimbolito (like a sweet version of a humita, but with an even more spongey texture). Then we jumped on the first bus we came across with the destination 'Cayambe' displayed on the front windscreen... the purpose of this being to get to the line of the Equator; this will be the subject of the next blog ...
... past one of the lunch counters Kate noticed that it sold cuy - guinea pig! The others all decided to have some for lunch but I originally decided I wouldn't, because I knew it would be fried and I've had that before in Bolivia five years ago; I remember thinking at the time that although it was nice fried, I'd have it roasted or as part of a stew the next time. Guinea pig is expensive in Ecuador so ...
... is a stopover the locals that came from the original destination seem to think that they can take any vacant seat that is available before the next people get on. We had one old bloke who moved to a window seat and then refused to move. First the steward, then the head stewardess, then the vice captain, then the captain. No luck, he wasn't going to move. Then security, who we believe threatened him with the ...
... is a ******* for Amb with all the hairpin turns, and trucks, busses and cars passing us. The pictures that I took don't even do the view justice. Once we came around this curve to see this magnificent waterfall!! We stop to take pictures and realize that there is a car/truck wash there!! They have somehow tapped into the waterfall and have a non-stop flow of clean water. Our car is filthy so we pay them $3.00 to wash the car. Ecuador ...
... larger to warrant such a reputation. Nevertheless, not wanting to dwell on the negative, we set out to explore the market, and it was beautiful! Finding it very difficult to `pack light´ and `only keep essentials´ at the best of times, let loose in Otavalo market I became unstoppable, a spending monster. To remedy this I conjured up some excuses: 1. It´s so cheap 2. I´m helping the local community 3. It´s so cheap ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service