Otavalo Market

Otavalo seems like a pleasant enough city. Not too big and not too small. We definitely like staying in the hills just outside of town. But, the big draw here is the Saturday market. On a tip, we skipped it.

The market is here every day. It’s just bigger on Saturday when all the other tourists show up. The rest of the week it’s pretty quiet.

You can get just about anything you ever wanted made from alpaca. However, I didn’t see arm-warmers.

On our way out, we saw to giant tricked-out Mercedes trucks and had to go check them out. It turns out it was an overland tour company – an ‘adventure’ bus tour. They had two massive buses and only 7 passengers. Seemed a little odd, but they were nice folks who let Bode hop in and drive.

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  • November 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM


    Hey, I am jealous of all that alpaca stuff! Any chance you’d send us some stuff if we send you the money (and packaging costs)? The only trick is it has to be labelled as a gift so we don’t pay Canadian taxes.
    Let me know if you’re up for it. Now that Morgane’s in school we’re doing a lot of knitting and love the natural wools, love the hats, too, and toys.

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