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Through this series set in the Ecuadorian city of Otavalo we will walk alongside diverse people who will teach us some of the most important traditions and customs of this area in ​​the Andes.

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Otavalo - Haciendo pulseras artesanales

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Meet Alberto from Otavalo, Ecuador, who has sold his handmade bracelets throughout the world.

Otavalo - Artesano de monigotes de Año Viejo

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Meet Manuel Leon, an Ecuadorian artist who makes effigies for the "Año Viejo" tradition which symbolically brings in the New Year by burning them as representations of the negative aspects of the past one.

Otavalo - El mercado de artesanías de Otavalo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Natalia from Ecuador introduces us to the largely indigenous and extremely fascinating city of Otavalo, considered to be the "intercultural capital" of Ecuador.

Otavalo - Patrulla Amigo Fiel - Salvemos a los perros callejeros

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Meet the volunteers of Faithful Friend Patrol, a dog rescue organization in Otavalo, Ecuador.

Otavalo - Zapatos andinos

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Meet Cesar Flores, the owner of the Kory Malku Andean shoe store in Otavalo, Ecuador.

Otavalo - Leche de chiva - gran alimento

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

José Enriques, who works in the goat milk industry in Otavalo Ecuador, explains a bit about his typical day as well as the health benefits of goat milk.

Otavalo - Curso de Zampoña, instrumento andino popular

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Humberto Morales from Ecuador teaches us about the Zampoña, a traditional Andean instrument.

Otavalo - Un músico andino y su viaje junto a la zampoña

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

An Ecuadorian player of the siku, a traditional Andean instrument, tells us how his music has taken him around the world.

Otavalo - Un día en la ciudad de los lagos

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Natalia takes us on a tour the beautiful San Pablo Lake in northern Ecuador, explaining to us about its many natural, sporting and leisure attractions.

Otavalo - Pesca Deportiva

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

At the Obraje Fish Farm in Otavalo, Ecuador, one can dine on the trout they catch, prepared with local flare by the Obraje staff at an incredibly affordable price.

Otavalo - Conozcamos el Mundo de las Frutas con Julia

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Jullia introduces us to a wide variety of fruits cultivated in Ecuador and beyond, some of which are familiar to us and other, more exotic ones that probably aren't.

Otavalo - Antiguedades 'La Reliquia'

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Ecuadorian antique shop owner, Víctor Echeverría, shares with us its history and some of its unique treasures.

Otavalo - Julia nos muestra las verduras

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Ecuador

Julia introduces us to a variety of vegetables and herbs found at an Ecuadorian supermarket.

Otavalo - Restaurante 'Carbón de Palo'

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Welcome to Otavalo, Ecuador's "Carbón del Palo" restaurant, a unique spot known not only for its unique Colombo-Ecuadorian-Spanish fare, but also for its warm atmosphere and spectacular service.

Otavalo - La fiesta Inti Raymi

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Residents of Otavalo, Ecuador, explain to us how they celebrate "Inti Raymi," an Inca Empire celebration in honor of the sun god, "Inti," and how it helps them to preserve their culture.

Otavalo - Fútbol para niños

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Luis Jaramillo, a professional soccer trainer, tells us all about his experience working with kids.

Otavalo - Kawsay quinua y amaranto - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Marcelo talks about the properties and benefits of quinoa and amaranth, "superfoods" which have been cultivated since ancient times but are currently gaining international notoriety as nutritional powerhouses.

Otavalo - Kawsay quinua y amaranto - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ecuador

Marcelo continues to edify us on the benefits of amaranth and quinoa for various parts of our minds and bodies.

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