Otavalo Market & Peguche Waterfall

The town of Otavalo sits about two hours north of Quito. It’s a Kichwa (local indigenous native) community, famous for handcrafts like weaving, sculpture and embroidery. People come from all over for the market, especially on Saturdays. There’s also some great hiking in the area, including  volcanos, lakes —...

People of Quito

Quito’s historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nestled in the mountains of Ecuador. But the true treasure of Quito is the people. Wildly entrepreneurial, they operate a thousand tiny mom-and-pop (or often mom-and-kids) shops and restaurants in every corner of the city. Can’t afford a tiny storefront?...