Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hiking Lake Cuicocha

It’s been raining for a week here, and we were getting cabin-fever, so yesterday, when I asked Kelly for suggestions on what to do, he suggested we hike around Laguna de Cuicocha.   Cuicocha is a 2 mile wide caldera and … Continue reading

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San Antonio de Ibarra

We spent a (rainy) Saturday with our new friends from Virginia, Dave Causey & Miriam Weaver, exploring the town of San Antonio which is known for it’s furniture and carvings. We were honored to meet several master craftsman in action.  … Continue reading

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Cascada de Peguche

As we drove up, we saw children coming from the school that is on site here, and we walked down a cobblestone path to get to the waterfall.  Along the way, Rodrigo pointed out a tree that was carved with … Continue reading

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Weaving and Hats: Traditional Arts

Today we were fortunate to meet Rodrigo Flores, a native of Ecuador who speaks almost perfect English and he took us to meet some of the local weavers.  Please take a look at his website if you want to learn … Continue reading

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Trip to Ibarra

Today we took a bus ride to Ibarra (pop. appx. 100,000) another city about 50 minutes away…give or take a dozen stops to let people on.  Cost of bus ride only 45 cents per person.  A cute little girl played … Continue reading

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Saturday Market in Otavalo

Every Saturday is “market day” in Otavalo which is about 9 miles north of Cotacachi. The people here really are entrepreneurs as you’ll see from the photos…we nicknamed one aisle the “food court”, where you can buy anything from raw … Continue reading

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Home Details We Like

Walked into the village today, and Kelly signed up at a small local gym- Vital Gym…the owner, Johnny Navarres, doesn’t speak English, but we managed to communicate between the translated dictionary and writing everything down.  Kelly worked out to ZZtop … Continue reading

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