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"Hello, I had to stop and say hello as I don’t see many people taller than me. Where are you from?” “Denmark.” “Oh that explains it.”
We had a bit of chuckle an then I noticed one of his buddies who was paying the bill – he was 6’ 6” and possibly 6’ 8”. The two other guys were normal sized but fit, with biceps from weight training.
We talk a bit now and then.
... skin cancer etc, then we fill our backpacks with water bottles and raincoats and money and bounce down the long dirt road to town in a taxi or in Frank's car.
Each day we do something different, like go to a mountain lake, or a different little town that's tucked away in these lovely mountain highlands. One day we went to the Parque Condor, where we saw a bunch of owls, and various hawks, and two Andean condors who ...
... the main square have stands. At the main square there are hundreds more, most selling the woven goods that the Otavalian people are known for.
The Otavalians who run these stands are dressed in their traditional clothing. Both the men and women do not cut their hair and sport long braids. This is an industrious, entrepreneurial and prosperous group, and much like the Amish, they prefer to remain traditional and ...
January 25th, 2015
A Jiffy Blog
I'm tired. I wrote for too many hours today but probably getting close to 10k editor ready.
The clouds dissipated somewhat, the sun was shining for a good part of the day and the mountains that surround Otavalo were visible for the first time since I’ve been here. Pretty fab. I will post some pics.
I wrote far too long this morning. The apple, almonds and raisins were long gone ...
... The otherwise uneventful trip was made interesting when an ocelot took a special interest in Craig. Don't worry, parents and Brad, he was a safe distance from the well-guarded enclosure. We also floated down the river in Inner Tubes and were treated to a visit from a shaman, who gave us all a ritualistic cleansing. Although roaches often plagued us at night, the food was excellent as there was never a shortage of fresh veggies and Huayusa tea.
The jungle was certainly ...