A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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ADIP: Otavalo Day Trip

A Day In Pictures
Otavalo Day Trip

On Saturday we took a day trip north of Quito to the Otavalo Market and surrounding area.

Otavalo has been a crossroads and market town for thousands of years.  Today tourists from around the world visit by the busload to bargain for rugs, sweaters, jewelry, art and local crafts.

While the market has become a bit of tourist show, it has made Otavalenos the wealthiest, most commercially successful indigenas (indigenous people) in Ecuador.

As we traveled into Ecuador’s northern highlands, the views were spectacular.

Mountain View

The market lived up to advance billing: colorful, vibrant, offering most every product imaginable.

Street View



Knit Hat

But the Otavalenos were more interesting than anything offered for sale.

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August 1, 2008   6 Comments

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