Explorers Return to Quito!

Hola Amigos!

It has been an action packed 48 hours.  We visited several cities in the northern Pichincha and Imbabura proviences.   We saw a demonstration of the bread dough figures being molded in Calderon.  I bought a few of course.  We next went to the city of Cayambe and toured the Roseadex Rose plantation and Hacienda de Compania.  Afterwards we dashed off to Cotacachi to shop for the wonderful leather products they specialize in.  We ended our wanderings by hiking around the Cuicocha volcanic lake.  We then indulged in some well deserved Helado de Paila back in Cotacachi.

Our day ended close to Otovalo at the Hacienda del Sol lodge where we had a wonderful dinner and spent the night.  Early this morning we went to the Otovalo indigenous market and bought many wonderful treasures to remind us of our trip once we return home.  We had a special lunchat the home of an indigenous man who served us quinoa soup and roasted chicken.  We even tasted the local dish – cuy.  We have now returned to Quito for some rest.  Manana we will wander around Quito exploring the city.

Hasta Luego!


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