Travel Blogs from Otavalo
Having had a look round Quito it was time to move on and I set off once more, early on a Tuesday morning. As I left the city and drove through the outskirts it seemed to me that rush-hour is the same the world over. The main access routes were closed for maintenance and traffic entering the city was at a virtual standstill. But going the other way …
... there seemed to be a problem. There was talk of us going back to pick up an extra three tourists. After a bit of a revolt from all of us we carried on only to find out that we had taken another tours bus and that the central office had forgotten to order our bus. Unlucky for the other tour I guess. It was after 4:30 pm when we got to the hotel. A nice meal at a local restaurant, a couple of beers and then back to the ...
... actually takes us 6 hours and 10 minutes!! We follow the directions on the website to find our room for the next three nights. We are staying at “Las Palmeras Inn” (www.laspalmerasinn.com). We booked it last night after Amb did some research and we are hoping it will be nice. We have a little bit of trouble with the driveway because our car is very small and low to the ground and there is a grass runway between two rock tracks ...
... the locals. I found that this preservation of tradition was even more apparent in Otavalo. It was amazing to see, even with so much influence from the rapidly-modernising world that Otavalians(?)still wear their history and culture with pride. I'd never seen anything like it. I wished there was a way of respectfully taking photos of the indigenous people of Otavalo so that I could show you all back home. But truthfully I didn't want ...
... only comes once a day. Las Tolas is in the cloud forest and is a self sustaining community with around 500 people where everybody knows each other and contributes. There is an animal farm with pigs, cows, horses, and chickens. There is also a coffee farm, a guava plantation, a school, an artisan center, four bodegas (tiny stores with basic necessities), a bakery and a church. We walked to a restaurant but it was closed. Then we walked to another but our ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHacienda Pinsaqui Otavalo
We spent 2 nights at this Hacineda. We were in one of the newer out buidlings and the rooms were very large and historic feeling. The grounds are beautiful and the staff was amazing.
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