Travel Blogs from Ibarra
... trying to convince her mother to take it home. These are some snapshots of the animal market in Otavalo: each week, on Saturday morning, a huge field just outside of town turns into one of the most picturesque and traditional Latin American markets. There are several tourists but almost nothing for tourists, unless one wants to bring home a cow or a goat hidden in the backpack. The locals don't pay much attention to the gringos who wander through the market with their ...
... own organic garden and changes the menu every day.
An Englishman bought this property some years ago thinking it would be fun to own. While he renovated and modernized the property, he maintained the historical aspects of it. It is full of art and religious decoration, not because the Englishman is religious, but because a local church was de-sanctified and since there was ...
Long wait for the colectivo to town to fill, then despite 3 places saying "café" nowhere in the new bus station sold coffee – had to head off unfortified.
Border formalities were fortunately fairly straightforward – no searches for guns or drugs, at least not until the bus from Tulcan – passports and hold luggage were then checked rigorously – luckily I had taken my backpack onto the bus so it wasn't ...
... capital, Quito. The altitude made it tiring but it was definitely worth it. As we walked we could here a constant sound of lizards scuttling and at one point we heard the echo of someone singing "Escucha me! Ecuador". We returned to the now empty hostel via a leather market which we didn't quite find and chatted to a Japanese guy called Massa. He told us that the last time he went away, he didn't phone his mum for 2years. In Japan, phoning ...
... br> Ari:
Yesterday we were going to leave Latacunga and take two buses to volunteer in Los Tolas. We woke up and packed up our bags, and at around noon we walked the short distance to the bus terminal. We sat down on the bus and an hour and a half later, the bus stopped in Quito. From where the bus dropped us off, we caught a taxi to go to a mall to get data on my dad's phone. We thought we would have three hours in Quito, but it turns out we only had an hour, so ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility