Day Trip to Otavalo

Middle of the World Monument (#1), Trip to OtavaloOtavalo is a small town about an hour and half North of Quito. It is known for its handicraft market, which on Saturdays is bustling with people. We went on a Tuesday, which is the other day of the week it can get busy. We headed out of Quito, again on a “private” group tour, fairly early in the morning. On the way to Otavalo we stopped in Calderon, which is famous for making ‘bread dolls’, which Ecuadorians use to decorate around All Saints Day. Then we stopped at an equatorial monument. It marks where the equator is and would be the first of several such monuments we would see! We continued on to a little shop outside Otavalo with a lovely view of San Pablo lake.

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Posted in ecuador | Otavalo | travel Submitted by Meg on Sat, 2011-01-01 17:58

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