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2019 november: Ecuador - Guamote and Laguna Quilotoa market

Early in the morning we drove to the Laguna Quilotoa.

On the way there we stopped in the small town of Guamote. Every Thursday of the week is market day. Colorfully clothed people from the indigenous ethnic groups of the Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Chibulleo sell their products on three different marketplaces. There you can find all imaginable goods, such as potatoes, vegetables, fruit, llamas, pigs, sheep and ponchos.

In the late afternoon we reached the village of Chilotoa on the Laguna Chilotoa. The next morning we started our tour around the crater lake. The path always follows the steep crater rim along narrow paths. The distance of 12 km and heights between 3500 m and 3900 m should not be underestimated.

The tour along the road of the volcanoes came to an end. With another stop at Cotopaxi we reached Quito the following day.

Now it was time to say goodbye to my driver and meanwhile good friend Andres. But it shouldn't be the last time we go exploring together.