Otavalo Market May 12th 2007 Otavalo is a small town situated around two hours outside of Quito, the journey if the roads were straight would probably take less then half that time but it does afford some amazing views of the deep valleys that penetrate into the landscape as you wind your way along.
Otavalo is most famous for its indigenous market and is called the Plaza de Ponchos where you will find jewellery, embroidery ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Otavalo The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
Began 2004 in Asia travelling for 14 months through 10 different countries and then spent eight months in Ecuador in 2007 but have now returned to the rock that is Jersey in the UK and the days of backpacking are long gone (maybe) and its just the old fashioned holiday, watch this space.......
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