137 - 2nd May 2006 - Otavalo

Laguna Cuicocha, an extinct volcano famous for the deep lake in its crator

more of the lagoon

Cotacachi town, famous for inexpensive leather goods

and oversized art

our guides home in a small village near cotacachi

they are experimenting growing non native plants

and it seems to be quite successful

usually just corn would be grown here

but they have a variety including orange trees

and some chickens

rainbow in the sky

view to the mountains

more of the garden

our guide with a rescued monkey, they now have as a pet

demonstration of south american wind instruments