Hacienda- Hosteria Chorlavi
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THE PLACE : Only a handful of isolated settlements sit within the remote and sub-tropical cloudforest region of Intag in north-western Ecuador. We stayed in two of them, Pucara and Irubi, both of which are well and truly off the tourist trail. These places certainly wouldn't have been on my radar had it not been for Dave. Not only had none of the Ecuadoreans I've ever spoken to, either on the plane or on long bus journeys, ever heard of the area but ...
... from the store, other locals were buying things like eggs, and most people were just coming buy to see what was happening. Kids were playing in the background, a woman brought her cattle to graze in the grass next to the store, we talked about the hike and listened to the stories of the dangerous bike ride...it was a very time. We walked up the road and watched some of the locals prepare for the purification ...
After a pretty easy journey along some sheer cliff face drops we arrived in the cloud forests of Santa Rosa. After a beautiful walk for forty minutes we think we have found the farm which is to be our home for the next month and we are met by Keith, a guy from England and then his Ecuadorian wife and young daughter Yakina. Ben spends his days learning how to build with adobe bricks and lots of woodwork and I am in the kitchen (!) and the garden learning about organic and biodynamic ...
... and was advised that Saturdays are the best days to go. Going into this, all I was aware of is that it was the largest street market in South America.
A group of us went on an organised trip and were first taken to the Otavalo animal market, a couple of hours from Quito. I don't think anything could have prepared me for what I witnessed at this market. Stepping off of the bus you are immediately entered into chaos.
... and as it turns out, cramming 5 humans into a little cab is a pretty effective way to break any ice). The taxi ride (about $10 USD) to the bus terminal was also testament to the monstrosity that is Quito. Despite very little traffic, it still took over 45 min to drive across the city. Bus tickets in Ecuador are generally based on an hourly rate, and are usually a mere $1 per hour. The ride to Otavalo was around two hours so we were ...