Hostal la Posada de la Abuela
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... Saturday September 14th, 2013 I explored the Otovalo market which is famous for its Ecuadorian artisanal handicrafts. I wandered the countless stalls which took over the entire centre of the town and shopped for some handicrafts. I immediately noticed that the vendors would treat foreigners differently and always give higher prices – so I used my Spanish skills to bargain the prices to a fairer price. I ended up spending $30 for four items: a beaded bracelet, ...
... The lemon ants were a particular favourite. Nesting inside the stems of a particular tree they are tiny, far smaller than English ants, and when a nest is cracked open it is possible to eat them. The lemon ant is so named because of its incredibly strong lemony taste. One tiny ant is enough to taste lemon quite clearly. I never thought I would say it but, I'm now partial to a bit of lemon ant. The food here is sensational. There is a ...
... no scenery, but the sunset-coloured mist, we enjoyed the UEFA Champions League Final on TV (go Bayern!). Dinner was had at the adjoining restaurant and was really nice local vegetables and dried pork.
The next day started with breakfast at the restaurant and like the night before we were the only ones dining, wondering how this small hotel and restaurant makes enough money to survive. At our request a "taxi" (we think it was a friend of the owners) turned up to take us ...
... so we decide to grab some lunch. By the time we are finished, the gate is announced and we head there. We just sit down at gate 25 and they announce we are changing gates because the plane that arrived to take us to Quito has bird damage. What are the odds!! The plane is leaving very soon so we all jump up and rush to the gate 14, which, as luck would have it, is at the other end of ...
... a good citizen (I mean, we live in a society, people) but then am reminded that no one observes a line in this part of the world. These people are stealing cabs from old ladies, in the rain. So, being a seasoned ******** myself, I decide to just wander out on the street, and start flailing for cabs. Two different people just get in to my cabs as I'm walking towards them. So that's how it is. The next couple I see walk out past me, I just cut in front of ...
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