Friday, August 5, 2011
The market at Otavalo was wonderful! We were there on Sat. so it was very busy. The colors there were so bright! We walked around the market and just looked and photographed things. I was amazed at all the bright colors that were available. We all decided to get some lunch at a cafe that J. had eaten at before. One has to be very careful about eating and drinking anything there. We looked for cuy but didn't see any cooking in the market. Cuy is guinea pig on a stick. It is supposed to be good, but didn't get a chance to try any. After lunch we set out to buy some things for me to take home. Found some little things, metal spider for Rachel, Mayan stone knife for Bradley, wool purse for Carissa. I was also lucky to find a guy selling polished stones and crystals for jewelry, so got some of those. Thought about a shrunken head for a gift for someone, but they didn't look very real. Lydia was having a fit over seeing the shrunken heads so we decided not to linger there very long. After a long day of shopping we headed home.