Otavalo – Christmas shopping, eating guinea pig and some bad luck

Christmas shopping in Otavalo One weekend in mid-December, I went to Otavalo to get some Christmas presents and send them home. Otavalo, as I’ve mentioned before, is most famous for the indigenous market on Saturdays where they sell lots of handicrafts and crafted goods like ponchos, tapestries, scarves and bags. Continue Reading

Goodbye (for now) to Otavalo and the Fiesta del Yamor

The Fiesta del Yamor (an indigenous harvest festival) is an annual festival held in Otavalo over the first two weeks of September. It draws tourists from all over Ecuador, and if you schedule your visit to Otavalo to coincide with it, you won’t regret it. The Pregón This year (2016), Continue Reading