Tag: Indigenous

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi part II

Do any of these photos look familiar?

At this part of our tour through Alausi, Ecuador, we were greeted by indigenous dancers from the region who performed some folk dances. I even had my own dance partner later on who was head and shoulders shorter than me. It was quite fun learning about the native cultures in Ecuador. Oh yeah, I even tried a local dessert at the local cafe within walking distance.



Shutterbug Saturday: The Quilotoa Loop pt. III/Baños de Agua Santa

We’re at the end of The Quilotoa Loop and going towards Baños!

This batch of photos deal with the last parts of Zumbahua. We also met a farmer who raises Guinea pigs to go to market. In Ecuador, roasted Guinea pigs AKA Cuy are a delicacy over there. No, I did not have one, but that’s what the farmer specialized in like raising cattle or chickens.


Shutterbug Saturday: Quito, Ecuador pt. V

Here’s this week’s edition of Shutterbug Saturday with more Ecuador photos.

This collection involves the center of the world…literally! I got to go to the equator line at Latitud Cero (Latitude Zero) at the Inti-ñan Museum and learn about the native cultures in that country. Also, there’s a challenge of trying to balance an egg perfectly on the equator line. There were some llamas at a small petting zoo near the entrance, some native art, and someone doing a demonstration on weaving.


Indigenous Dancing in Ecuador

Two videos for the price of one!

Not that you were paying to see these videos to begin with…alas, my pun didn’t work.

Anyways, these are some videos I took in Ecuador while my family and I were in Alausi. After a train tour, we were treated with an indigenous dance troupe who were locals to that part of the country. It was quite fascinating seeing this show and it was also good to know that there are social programs to help their community.