[another in a series of pre-scheduled blog posts… see also posts from last year by clicking the Ecuador link to the right…]
On the weekend we’ll go and relax somewhere, and here in the north of Ecuador we’ll likely go to Otavalo for a day of shopping.
What? Shopping? Relaxing? Try Otavalo. Very colorful and good food too. Click the link above to last year’s shopping post.
And after leaving Otavalo we often stop at a beautiful volcanic crater lake called Lago Cuicocha. If there’s time you can take a hike around the rim, high above the lake (thanks to daughter Marya who took these photos three years ago) or you can take a boat ride around the lava-plug islands in the middle. The skipper will take the boat right over a place where bubbles have been coming to the surface for thousands of years, then you’ll come through reeds between the islands and back to the restaurant for a hot drink. It gets pretty chilly up at that altitude, whatever it is.