Ecuador: A Visit to the Otavalo Market

Posted by: | July 30, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Buenas noches from Hacienda Chilcabamba.

We just moved into our rooms after enjoying a stunning sunset on the drive out into the campo [wilderness]. The hacienda sits right on the edge of Cotopaxi National Park, and with any luck we will get a view of where we hope to stand in a few days.

Today was the big market day in Otavalo, so we braved the crowds and headed into the thick of it. The theme of the day was bargaining, and everybody had a chance to practice their Spanish in order to come away with some authentic souvenirs.

The team is well rested and excited for another climb. We’ll check in tomorrow from the Cotopaxi hut.

RMI Guides Casey Grom & Maile Wade with the Ecuador Team.

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