Provincia de Imbabura Local Customs

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Provincia de Imbabura Local Customs

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    Otavalo Local Customs

    I haven't noticed what's on the feet of indigenous people until I've seen this sandals in the market, it came up to me I thought is a Japanese slippers, so funny. We pass to a stall with pile sandals it looks very cute and is available in different color with or without embroidered. From here I pay attention on their feet, I see that the sandals...

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    Otavalo Local Customs

    Although Otavalo is only two hours away from Quito, is amazing place with different atmosphere, people (women) wear the most beautiful embroidered clothing while men have long braided hair and wear calf length white trousers, ponchos and sandals. These people were very friendly even though don't speak English, the people themselves are small. I...

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  • Local Meat

    Otavalo Local Customs

    On our way back to the bus I saw this man selling meat just outside the market, while there are enough vendors in the market. I ask the guide why he didn't join with the others. He said the market is a different thing while this is a daily routine for him. See the meat hanging, if people want to buy, the meat is placed on a round wooden block and...

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  • Queso de Hoja

    The area around Cayambe is noted for its dairy products including its cheeses. It is called by many American tourists the Wisconsin of Ecuador. I tried the queso de hoja (leaf cheese). I wasn't keen on it because it was a rather bland cheese and I like bolder flavours.

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  • Tree Tomatoes

    At the Café de Cayambe, they offered me a tomato juice, but they told me it was sweet. I was mentally prepared for the savoury tomato juice to which I am accustomed. They explained later that it was a "tomate del árbol" (tree tomato) which is an entirely different thing. It was sweet and it tasted like nothing I had before. An hour later at the...

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  • Cuy

    Well, I finally did it, folks- I tried the "cuy" (guinea pig, for those from Roxboro). I want to thank Fernando for telling me about this delicacy. I must admit that even on the eve of my trip to here, I was somewhat ambivalent to try it, but I seized the opportunity at La Choza Restaurant in Chalturas two days into my trip. Don't get cuy downtown...

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  • Woodworking

    Hand-carved woodwork is very common in northern Ecuador. There are many shops, particularly in the village of San Antonio (no, there is not a little Alamo here) that feature nothing but this type of craftsmanship of all shapes and sizes. Local craftsmen also do leather work in northern Ecuador.

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Provincia de Imbabura Hotels

  • Coraza

    Abdon Calderon and Sucre (CORNER), Otavalo, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Madrid

    When I arrived in Ibarra I took a taxi to Hotel El Retorno, but it was closed and not in operation...

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  • La Mirage-Garden Hotel And Spa

    Cotacachi Imbabura, Cotacachi, EC

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Cusin

    The Hacienda Cusin is just outside Otavalo, at the foot of the Imbabura Volcano. It was built in...

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  • Hosteria Oro Azul

    The hotel "Hostería Oro Azul" is a really nice place, in the middle of the nature, localized in the...

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  • Puerto Lago Country Inn

    Lago Sn Pablo y Panamericana, Otavalo, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • La Luna

    Piedrahita y M Suarez Sts, Otavalo, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Dona Esther

    Juan Montalvo 4-44, Otavalo, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hostal Chasqui

    Piedrahita 141, Otavalo, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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