Otavalo Market

Textiles And Tradition: Otavalo’s Great Market

A line of weaver women works steadily, tugging with their beaters at multicolored tapestries that slowly blossom from their backstrap looms.  Hatmakers iron the brims of their creations with hot stones, leaving a silky-smooth nap.  In the streets, hawkers cry out alongside rows of umbrella-covered stalls, advertising their wares.  All is a vibrant jumble of […]

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Popular Excursions Near Quito

Welcoming thousands of tourists per day in its modest airport, Quito is Ecuador’s major launch point for tours of the country.  Many visitors headed to the Galapagos Islands will spend at least a night in the city, but Quito’s Old and New Towns are great spots for dining and sightseeing which could keep visitors well […]

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