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Aug 6, 2004 - Ecuador- Quito and Otavalo

We left Quito and headed up in the hills to the City of Otavalo for a one night stay in a 400 year old hacienda. Melissa and I had a room which at one time was a horse stable, but had been reconverted into a room with a fire place. Actually it was very nice. We spent the first day visiting the rose industry in Otavalo which is one of the pictures that are attached. They ship 150,000 bundles a day all done with manual labor. Quite amazing. They sell the less than perfect roses for $1.00 for two dozen. The next day we went early in the...

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