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Jun 6, 2009 - El Norte, Otavalo, Hacienda Cisun

“What Ecuadorians lack most is self confidence”, Nick tells me. We had suspected something along those lines, I tell Nick, when we visited the Jacchigua National Folklore Ballet last wednesday in de Centro Cultural in Quito, a performance badly in need of better choreography, interrupted with way to long speeches of the leader of the ballet who then unexpectedly and repeatedly erupted in a 'Viva Ecuador, Viva'. Nicholas Millhouse is the owner of the Hacíenda Cusín, located about ten kilometres outside Otavalo, where we lodge for three...

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Oct 18, 2008 - Otavalo

Five chicks on a bus to the biggest market in South America...who should be happier, us or the Otavalians? I think I must be a little crazy, but I love taking the bus! I can sit back, listen to Latin music, take in the beautiful landscapes, or watch the crappy English movie with Spanish subtitles (and pretend to be learning). We spent several hours shopping in Otavalo purchasing mainly scarves and jewellery. I´m not purchasing much for obvious reasons - I have 5.5 months of travelling ahead. But, it is so tempting as prices are extremely...

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Aug 3, 1989 - Otavalo and Cotocachi

THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST We all had breakfast at a nice sidewalk cafe on Amazonas, then returned to the hotel, from where I saw the others off for their flight to Cuenca. After buying the ticket for my flight to Cuenca on Saturday, I stored my luggage at the hotel and took a bus to Otavalo. The seventy three mile drive along the Pan-American Highway descended the spectacular Guayllabamba Gorge, then climbed out again to the fertile guayllabamba Valley and passed scenic San Pablo Lake, before entering the valley of the Otavalos. Furthermore, much...

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South America 1989