South America 2019-202x

unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Zumbahua

June 29, 2019  —  Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador

Zumbahua is a small town located about 12 km south of Laguna Quilotoa, at an altitude of 3800 metres. The main highlight of the place is the weekly market held on Saturdays.

Like in Saquisilí, this market is one of the best I have seen since it's very authentic. Lots of indigenous farmers dressed in traditional clothes come to sell their products, or to buy what they need. Another positive aspect, for me, is the fact that very few tourists visit this market.

Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
A bag contains wool from about 5 sheep.
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Natural products that can cure everything. It's true! The vendor told me so.
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
An interesting contrast; villagers in traditional clothes and a child game with some of the most famous characters of the United States (Captain America, Smurfette, Minnie Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, etc.)
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
A good selection of movies; all illegal copies.
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
The young man is doing an ultra-fresh carrot juice for me.
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Honestly, it doesn't motivate me to eat pork.
Zumbahua - Ecuador
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Fiesta del Sol y de la Cosecha

Zumbahua - Ecuador

In addition to the Saturday market, I had the chance to enjoy this great annual fiesta. According to some people, it's about the anniversary of the town's foundation, but also a fiesta dedicated to the Sun (sol) and the harvest (cosecha).

There had to be a few hundreds people in this parade (from 200 to 300 people, based on my assessment). It was fun to watch the procession of costumed people, and, for many of them, dancing in the streets.

Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador
Zumbahua - Ecuador