Just before arriving at Riobamba, we stopped to take a look at the oldest Catholic church in Ecuador. It's located in Colta and was built in 1534.
We stayed at a lovely hacienda in Riobamba, Hosteria La Andaluza. It was just lovely. They even put flowers on our bed every night.
Even though we have lots of mercados here in Cuenca, one of the highlights was visiting the mercados in Riobamba on Saturday. That's the main market day, and people come from all around to sell their wares. There is even a market that consists of people from Otovalo. They even do sewing and repair right there at the market.
|Karen bought a hat for $13|
|Larry tried on hats|
|but they were all too small|
|Everyone used treddle sewing machines. They are portable.|
|Beautiful embroidered blouses|
|The market was full of adorable children and their beautiful mothers|
After a snack at a local bakery, we headed over to the two different meat and produce markets.
|This pork looked so yummy, but we had just eaten our snack.|
It was a fun, fun weekend!