Another visit to Otavalo

By | February 28th, 2017|Ecuador|

Otavalo was pretty much Gringovalo on Saturday, I never seen this many tourists, maybe at Chichicastenango in Guatemala, at an artisan market. The market is loaded with tons of 'indigenous' crafts, pretty much sure that [...]

S’more Otavalo

By | August 29th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

I took a bunch of photos this Saturday in Otavalo. any surprise there? My camera comes with a 250,000 clicks guarantee by the manufacturer so that would be let's say 10,000 photos per country roughly. [...]

Return to Otavalo

By | August 28th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

A few photos from today's animal market in Otavalo. I guess I focused more on the people than the animals.    

Just another day

By | August 26th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

Just another day on the road today ended up differently than planned. Supposed to drive out to a volcanic lagoon, but a quick stop in Otavalo turned into a  few hours stay and that was [...]

Tele extender

By | August 7th, 2016|Ecuador, gear, photography, travel|

There is a piece of photo equipment I rarely use, the 1.4 Kenko tele extender. Finally I decided to give it a try to see where I'm standing if I need to use it. The [...]

Not a vegan story

By | August 6th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

Not exactly a vegan story to be on an early morning in Otavalo's animal market. Once a week, on Saturdays, the dusty lot at the edge of Otavalo comes to life at the break of [...]


By | August 4th, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

You know I'm really not the "7 best things to do in Ecuador" type of blogger. There are lots of small stories coming along while traveling. Today was no exception. I flip flopped the idea [...]


By | August 3rd, 2016|Ecuador, travel|

Not sure what I expected, but my excitement plummeted fast when I walked around Otavalo, Ecuador’s most famous tourist trap. All streets in the center of Otavalo are paid parking, 50 cents/hr. Ecuador learns fast, [...]