Ecuador: Otavalo

January 31st, 2007

Otavalo is a market town north of Quito and one of the main and most famous artisan markets in the Andes. We arrived on Saturday night, missing the main Saturday morning event. Market towns, however, maintain their markets every day and when we had a walk around the the town on Sunday morning, it was business as usual.

The town is full of vendors, mostly, but not entirely confined in 4 areas of the city – the artisan market – the produce market, and two animal markets. We visited the first two and spent a grand total of $10.
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