Adventures in Otavalo & Ambato, Ecuador

This week I am in Ecuador visiting family, and I had the chance to go on a few road trips outside of the capital city, Quito.

First trip is to Otavalo… Where there is a famous indigenous handicraft market. I was so tempted to purchase things to take home, so I got some beautiful earrings and a blanket. The weather was beautiful and sunny, even though it’s the rainy season. ¬†What good luck!

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The road trip to and from Quito to Otavalo was beautiful. We passed many agricultural homesteads and small farms.

The mountains and the clouds surrounded us everywhere we went.

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The next road trip was to Ambato, a smaller city south of Quito, Ecuador, where there is a valley and many homes.

We went to the top of one of the small mountains by car to take photos of the view at night.

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Then, back in Quito, this is the view from an apartment in Itchimbia.

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I’m looking forward to more adventures in the days ahead.