Hosteria La Casa de Hacienda
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hosteria La Casa de Hacienda Otavalo
Travel Blogs from Otavalo
... Cacti bloomed on the side of the road, valleys were in bloom of roses grown year round. I was reminded of Guatemala as green hills served as our backdrop. Small towns clung to hillsides and nestled in the valleys. The road swayed, we hung on. Upon arrival in Octavalo our driver dropped us off at a hotel, El Colobri which had been recommended to him. The price offered for a double room was $80. Horrified at the price we ...
... plenty of pre-Colombian traditions are still observed to this day, though it's obvious that modern culture has taken hold of the younger generations. For example, men traditionally wear their hair braided in a ponytail they call a 'Shimba' and often don a felt or woven hat, white pants and a poncho. But I saw oodles of teenagers sporting Abercrombie and Hollister shirts, ripped denim, Nike sneakers and prickly coiffures ...
... the nearby crater lake (apparently stunning) which had been the main goal of the trip, however it had closed as it was after 5pm. Not to be deterred, we made a stopoff on the way back to Quito at another lake just outside of Otavalo, and enjoyed a traditional Ecuadorian soup and expensive cappuchino (from a sachet, sadly!) at the lakeside restaurant.
Eventually we made it back to our host's place in Quito, after what could be counted as a good day!
... scarf. All negotiated for a lower price, of course! I could have bought so much but had to bear in mind whatever I buy I have to carry! They had so much, including beautiful and really soft alpaca blankets and ponchos for a steal. So many things I'd love to fill a home with and it makes me want to come back for a second trip just for shopping. I think I'll skip the animal market next time though....!
A quick stop for ...
... ceremonies in with the local Shaman. There’s a ceremony on tomorrow which although
we can’t be part of will be interesting to see.
A nice lazy dinner with Wayne’s
famous Pizza’s cooked in the clay pizza oven outside – I think we are all a bit
delirious about not having to get on the truck tomorrow, so everyone was up for
a late night with a bit of music. Heaven!