The girls in this photo are also wearing typical dress. This isn´t just for put on for the tourists, this is everyday wear, many of the schoolkids in Otovalo are indigenous and wear the embroidered blouses, gold beads and long skirts under a school tank top. Note the shoes are a black version of the mens espadrilles.
About Otovalo.... March 28th 2005 End of week three - already?! I´ve now successfully booked my Galapagos trip for eight days from the 10th April. That gives me another week here in Otovalo, so I´ll be able to spend an extra few days up at the community, which I´m grateful for, because what with Spanish lessons, Easter, and various other unforeseen situations, the four weeks that I allocated to the project has rapidly shrunk ... 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
** Updated Jan 2006 **
Hello friends, thanks for popping by and joining me in my travels!
A lot has happened since my trip to Ecuador last year. I'm now based in North Carolina, engaged to my wonderful man, Al, and now I'm off to Sri Lanka for a month or so to work with tsunami survivors.
I'll use this blog to post news of Sri Lanka. You can email me through this site, or use the hotmail or freenet addresses, both of which still work.
Thanks, as ever, to Mum and Dad for always being there for me and understanding why I choose to do this.
Thanks also to Al for your encouragem... full info