- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... find my way around town. I walked to Calderon and along it admiring some of the buildings and eventually to a food market. A fab place with tons of things I would love to be cooking – rice, lentils, fresh peas, cilantro – pretty much everything, you name it. There is Life in the air around all that food. Fruit of every type and description: grapes piled high; papayas, apples, bananas, plantains, mangos – it must be mango ...
... had a look at what else they had but couldn't really find anything else that we wanted to carry for another 2 months. Unfortunately we saw more hammock people and they had some really nice colours, oh well we only paid $10 so can't complain. While looking for dinner we noticed the churches were all lit up with coloured lights, they really go to an effort to make their town pretty here. Vicki and I woke up to a beautiful clear sunny day and we had a beautiful view of ...
... back yard, as well as hand pressed juice from fruit which had fallen from the surrounding trees. Wherever we went, we were offered warm handshakes, homemade treats, locally grown coffee and on one occasion Marcelo insisted on us downing 3 shots of sugar cane liquor (my personal favourite!) Before we left for the 12pm bus back to Otavalo, I was also presented with hand-woven gifts made from the cabuya leaves of penca plants (a close relation of the pineapple apparently!) To get to ...
... loudly - slightly surreal given the surroundings. Dave sat down, I moved off to go outside to the public toilets, but then I noticed a girl in a bright pink dress standing at the main doors ready to go down the aisle, surrounded by her family who were also dressed to the nines! There was only a very light sprinkling of people in the pews. We made a swift but discreet exit and sat on a bench outside in the shade, instead.
After I'd been to the loo and ...
... watching the interplay of Otavaleņo culture - people engaging in buying and selling and socializing in a fascinatingly fluid blend of transactions and interactions full of color and sounds and smells.
From the animal market, we continued to the main event of the day, our walk at Cuicocha Crater. A true caldera, rather than a crater, the lake formed after a post-eruption collapse eons ago. ...