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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... walk once we got out of town but we got bitten by some weird fly insects, the bite hurt. We entered a small, old town square with the remnants of old building still visible, we walked through an archway and into a market square. None of the stalls were open today but you could see it could get really busy on the weekends. At the end of the square was a 12 month calendar monument. It was basically a circle of bricks/ rock, with a star paved in the middle and 12 shelves carved ...
... usually comprising lentils, rice, tree tomatoes and huge slabs of 'homegrown' pork and their chucks, spiced with herbs grown in the 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 ...
... lodgings a few blocks away at Hostal Runa Pancha. $9 a night without breakfast was more within our budget. We have a room with a small balcony that overlooks one of the streets and offers a peak of the green hills. Hot water and wifi are also provided. Exploring of the market began. The streets were packed with makeshift stalls selling sweaters, handwoven hats, cheap bracelets, brightly colored tapestries, handmade ...
... ready to buy a nice alpaca throw rug. Tourism is now Otavalo's main industry, and, unlike most tourist centres in this part of the world, most of the hotels, restaurants, etc. are owned and run by locals.
So all and all Otavalo is a beautiful and interesting part of the world, inhabited by a wealthy, happy indigenous group. But then again, these are the people of the poncho, and as Mighty Boosh wisely observed, you can never be unhappy in a ...
Although I would never be mistaken for a mountain man, I cannot deny their pull. Since long before they became the domain of West Coast elitists and psychotic woodsman, mountains have held a mythology all their own. The final frontier, the gateway to the Coast – a dreamscape for the pretend-poor and moonshiners alike. ...