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Address: Riobamba, Ecuador
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Busy on a Sunday

I passed through Guamote on a Sunday and found it to be a sleepy little town with hardly any tourists. The people are friendly and will wave as you pass by, kids are happy to pose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I passed through Guamote on a Sunday and found it to be a sleepy little town with hardly any tourists. The people are friendly and will wave as you pass by, kids are happy to pose for photographs. Some shoe shiners can be a bit persistent. It makes a nice stop if you are travelling between Riobamba and Alausi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Just spent the day in the market in Riobamba. The Quenchua people come from all over to display their goods. From early morning bus loads of indiginous people come carding goods and children on their backs. The main market is fruit and veggies but there is also a market in the Plaza Orientals which is full of clothes and shoes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

I spent some time in Guamote and the Thursday market is the high point of the week. There is a Saturday market in Riobamba but its not a patch on this. This is NOT a tourist market. The Quechua people come from miles around(this is Indian country, not Spanish) and the streets of this unpretentious town are packed full of... More 

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