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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 …
After getting up and getting ready today I wandered around the grounds of the hacienda and took photos. Then we had a buffet breakfast before getting on the bus
We went to Parque Condor which is a preserve for birds of prey here in Otovalo. We were taken around the park by the man who founded it with help from the Dutch Government. The …
Morning came very early today. We had to have our luggage outside the room by 6:30 am and breakfast was at 7. We met in the lobby and took the elevator to the top floor of the hotel. There was a balcony overlooking the city where we took photos and then we had a breakfast buffet. There were some tropical fruits and other Ecuadorian breakfast foods …
We had heavy rainstorms during the past two days, and the water level had risen enough to allow canoe travel between the lagoon to the Rio Napo. The current on the river seemed to be much faster but neither that nor the steady rain seemed to slow us down much. Since we were sitting near the bow, we bundled up in our rain gear and read/dozed during …
Our first task in Otavalo was to figure out how to change a $100 bill. After a month in Ecuador we had become obsessed with having small bills because anything greater than a $10 would cause a mini flurry of activity that could sometimes last several minutes. We would, for example, try to pay a $6 bill with a $10, and after assuring the vendor that …
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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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