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    by filipdebont Written May 15, 2004

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    It was really big fun visiting the animal market in Saquisili.

    At the sheep section it was pretty crowded. Crowded, yes, but it all were locals. That was very different with the market of Otavalo. Here in Saquisili, there were less tourists, surely because the goods they sell here aren't meant for the tourists, it is a real local market.

    And of course this is not about the animal market but more on the other parts of this market was they were selling food and textiles. There were almost no stalls with the typical souvenirs.

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    by filipdebont Written May 14, 2004

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    So at this animal market of Saquisili, we started at the pigs section, then we continued through the cattle section and then we arrived at the sheep section.

    We did see lots of local ladies with a couple of sheep on a rope. Most of these ladies were dressed very colourful.

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    by filipdebont Written May 14, 2004

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    Whenever you are visiting this animal market in Saquisili (as a tourist), and you feel the need to buy an animal, maybe as a special souvenir to take home . . . . (lol)

    It can not be an excuse that you have forgotten to bring a rope. As at this animal market there a few stands which were selling lots of ropes.

    I wonder if you could take your small pig with you in the plane as hand luggage . . . . (lol)

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Saquisilí Local Customs

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    by filipdebont Written May 15, 2004

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    While I was travelling through Ecuador, I noticed that most ladies were wearing gold coloured necklaces.

    That looked very nice. One of the ladies in our travel group did know the story on the necklaces.

    These necklaces were originally coming from Czechy. And originally it was used for Christmas decoration.

    But how this golden decorations got here, that is also a question to me . . .

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    by filipdebont Written May 15, 2004

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    One of the main reasons why I love to visit a local market is the fact that on such a market you can see the daily life of the local people.

    Most local markets aren't set up for the tourists. And like this it is also an excellent opportunity to see the local dress code.

    At this local market in Saquisili most ladies were dressed with colourful scarfs and the typical hats.

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    by filipdebont Written May 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The favourite thing about Saquisili is without doubt the Thursday morning local market.
    It seems to be one of the most important Indian village markets of the country.

    This is still an authentic local market, were the locals are selling and buying goods. It is not touristy at all.

    Fondest memory: The colourful dressed ladies.

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