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Travel Blogs from Otavalo
... of his buddies take shots on them with the soccer ball. (You remember Ja beez from a previous blog? He and I playing soccer while my lunch is cooking?) He and his buddy are booting the ball just as hard as they can which of course to the Danes is just powder puff stuff. But when the tall fellow blocks a kick with his shin he then jumps around shrieking holding his supposedly hurting leg. Of course Ja beez and his buddy are bent over with laughter. Later the big fellow ...
... experience even though the Andean Condors and other South American birds weren't the stars of the show, like we'd expected them to be when we paid our $5 entry fee.
Afterwards we walked the three miles down the mountain into town and in the middle of it, I had one of those moments that I call, in my head, a "Naked and Afraid" moment.
(A "Naked and Afraid" moment goes like this: something happens that ...
... must watch your wallet. It was nothing of the sort. The market was extremely calm and safe. We again needed to find an ATM. We finally left with a couple of alpaca scarves and the painting. Bernardo was a real asset. We would never had gotten through the day without him. It was well worth having him as a guide.
Lunch, Bernardo's recommendation was a restaurant on the Main Street called El Otavilito. This restaurant ...
... to worry about? I ordered one. What it is I don’t know. Full of sugar and it tasted good.
Fortified I trundle along into unknown territory. Gads another market. Around the perimeter of two sides of this market are stalls laden with food. I say laden to convey heaps of food. 20 or 30 or 40 dump truck loads of food. Bunches upon bunches of carrots and greens and green onions. A pile of star anise a couple of feet high. Chickens. Blue vegetables, purple vegetables. ...
Today was quite incredible, really. We traveled from Quito to Otavalo along some of the most beautiful, scary roads I have ever seen. Trucks pass on double lines without a second thought, and you just pray that everyone gets out of the way.
Breakfast in a tiny stop consisted of, we think, pork, and eggs and beans and peas and delicious ...
Other places to stay in Otavalo
Calle Quito con Miguel Egas, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $55
Hwy 35 - Panamericana Norte km. 5, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $138
Apartado 160, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $188
GarcÃa Moreno 380, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $16
Abdon Calderon and Sucre (CORNER), Otavalo | Hotelfrom $54