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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 …
... scarf. All negotiated for a lower price, of course! I could have bought so much but had to bear in mind whatever I buy I have to carry! They had so much, including beautiful and really soft alpaca blankets and ponchos for a steal. So many things I'd love to fill a home with and it makes me want to come back for a second trip just for shopping. I think I'll skip the animal market next time though....!
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... of our tables. Cuy is the one of the customary foods of Ecuador, but is better known to us as Guinea Pig! It was delicious, and we joked that it tasted like chicken. Each of us ordered what we craved for the main course, some of us continuing the spirit of exploration in our choices. The meal, once again, was simply delicious. We were satiated, and spent time reminiscing about out adventures which seem to have been unending.
... we knew we would be in safe hands. The truck is called magalie she's a Mercedes Benz, yellow and around 25 meters. No idea how the driver is going to manoeuvre it but it we will be impressed if it gets to the end with no scratches. We arrived around 12 at our accommodation and had an hour till the 1st trip started. We had a look around the market and had lunch! Kerry bought some woollen pyjamas as it was quite cold and we would ...
... kinds of flowers and fruit trees that were so colourful! Also, the house was built on a cliff with a magnificent view overlooking the village and the valley below. I was invited by the eldest daughter and the host father to see their farmland where they grow cane sugar (I was surprised at how steep it was), as well as feed the “toros” (bulls) some salt to fatten them up so that they can be sold. On my way back to the house, I ran into a friend walking with her ...
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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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