Videos tagged with "weekend"
Salinas Fashion Weekend 2012 / Pasarela Carlos Aguilar (Ecuador) [07:32]
Salinas Fashion Weekend 2012 by CN Modelos y Latinfashion Co. Ltda.
Armada Pageant [02:46]
The Miss Ecuador pageant came to Salinas this weekend and I was able to get a few photos which I have put into a slide show, enjoy
Fiesta en Playa Alta (Biblián, Ecuador) - Julio 2011 [08:33]
Esta fiesta al Sr. De Los Milagros se realizo en la Playa Alta - Cantón Biblián, Ecuador en Julio 9-11, 2011. Disfruten. Annual celebration (fiesta) in honor of Jesus Christ (local name given - Sr. De Los Milagros) in a small Andean community south of the country near Cuenca (Playa Alta - Cantón Biblián). The fiesta takes places over the weekend and draws locals surrounding this community. The celebration includes games such as indor fútbol (modified soccer), volley ball, raffles, and folklore dance competition among others. The chapel that is privately owned puts on this fiesta to raise funds for its maintenance. The local celebration in the region was initiated by Manuel Jesus Minchala (RIP). After his death, the torch was passed to one of his sons - Luis A. Minchala. Luis' grandfather had passed on to him the Holy Cross - Sr. De Los Milagros before his death. I Hope you enjoy the clip and insight into the local celebration.
¡Buen provecho! - Eating in Quito [06:45]
October 8, 2012 4 Comments Bienvenido y buen provecho! This week it's all about food! Let's go to some markets and try some typical ecuadorian food! The first market I'm visiting is the "Feria de la Orfelia", it is located in the very north of the city where farmer from around Quito sell their products. It is twice a week, not very touristic but definitely worth visiting. The second market is the "mercado Santa Clara" located close to La Mariscal in the center of the city. This market is much smaller and does, next to the great choice of fruit and vegetable, offer a big variety of dishes for lunch. On my plate was next to the fish "ceviche de camaron", the stuff with the shrimps and "ceviche de conchas negras" and I spare you the details here, but if you want, look it up on the internet and maybe you get an idea of why I didn't feel too good on the weekend -- Carsten, you shouldn't eat everything!!! The "Bolones de verde" are as well a typical ecuadorian dish made of green plantain stuffed with cheese or pork. These fried dumplings are served as a snack or breakfast and that's why it came with a coffee. I was told there's also sweet ones but so far I couldn't find those. Finally Rafael Vincente Correa Delgado is the name of the president of Ecuador who took office on January 15th 2006 and is very popular in the countries population for he's one of them, coming from a working class family with an indigenous heritage.
A trip to Otavalo [06:35]
Finally I left Quito and took a break from school for some days. And a place to go when you're in Quito is definitely Otavalo. It's located 2 to 2 1/2 hours north of Quito on an altitude of 2.550 meters. Otavalo is known for it's saturdays handicraft market which is supposed to be the biggest of Ecuador. Therefore the city is normally quite during the week but gets overrun by tourists on weekends. But there's more to do and to see and if you have the chance go there during the week and stay for some days. You shouldn't miss the handicraft market which you can visit as well in a smaller version during the week. Don't miss the animal market on saturday morning between 7 and 10 and if you don't want to go shopping, neither a guinea pig nor a new poncho, you can visit a number of natural spots such as the laguna Cuicocha, the cascada Peguche or the parque Condor.