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Day 5 - Going from Ibarra to Quito


Woke up with a terrible cold!!! Probably from being transported around in the back of a truck in the rain at 9,000 feet the day before. UGH!!
After doing some laundry and packing up we headed to Otavalo which has the largest market of indigenous crafts in the country and one of the largest in South America. We met up with many brothers there preparing for the first of the delegates who would be arriving on tours starting the following day. Below are photos from the market.
Paintings we purchased:
With blue door


Jumped on the bus to Quito about 3:30 to arrive before dark. Arrived about 6:30 p.m. to a warm reception at the hotel. They had prepared great welcome bags for us.

On a bad note, we realized we had been robbed when checking into our hotel. The bellhops had helped us out of the taxi with bags, etc. Patty is always careful to make a final pass to ensure all items out of taxi. However, once in the lobby to register we realized a tube with two paintings we had purchased in Otavalo was missing. We talked with all the bellhops but no one knew anything.... Oh well, what can you do.....

Posted by dypphelan 22:04 Archived in Ecuador

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