Hostal Dona Esther
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06-09-2010: na het ontbijt nemen we een taxi naar het busstation voor de rit naar Otavalo. Het station blijkt aan de andere kant van de stad te zijn en duurt zo n half uur. De bus staat al te wachten en we kunnen dan ook gelijk vertrekken. Omstreeks 12:00 pm komen we aan in Otavalo en stappen al voor het busstation uit en dan verder per taxi naar …
According to our trusty Footprint guidebook, Otavalo is "a must" on any tourist itinerary in Ecuador. This accolade is largely due to the town's eclectic market which proved to be a photographer’s Mecca for the Boote fella (NB check out his pig head shot – a fave of mine as the stall vendor’s grimace mirrors that of the …
Bidding farewell to the friendly manager of the grotty hotel we caught a taxi to Otavalo (market town). Settling our bill had proven to be interesting, when we once again found ourselves lacking in change. The owner could not change $50 to cover our $19 bill so we paid a visit to a cash machine to draw out $30 (plus however many fees that go with …
Boarder formalities were pretty simple, and before we knew it we were on our way to Otavalo. Only minor problem was no cash points were working, and with only $10 on us, it just got us to the highway outside Otavalo, we walked the rest of the way into town. At high altitude and at midday that's pretty tough. Everyday is market day in Otavalo, but Saturday this market spills to all ...
... them. (I was once again tempted by the conquistador chess set!) I got myself a nice sweater made of alpaca wool. (Alapaca wool comes from llamas) After the 3 hr bus ride back to Quito I had a couple of empanadas (cheese dumplings) and a batido de mora (blackberry smoothie) for dinner. Found a chocolate shop with wonderful truffles for about 50 cents apiece. I could get used to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Dona Esther Otavalo
Very nice place to stay with friendly dutch owner. The restaurant services nice food too
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