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Saquisili, Ecuador
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Stopped here on our way to quilotoa and it was my first time seeing and indigenous market. I found it very intresting and authentic. Almost everything I asked for costed a dollar (bread, "pancakes", fruit, meat) and it was really great to see the locals selling and buying,
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There is nothing 'artisanal' about this place; it is a working market that swells the town of Saquisilí on Thursdays. I'm not sure why there is the half-hearted 'indigenous market' angle; country folk of all stripes (indeed including highly indigenous people) are about. You
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This is an extensive, colorful, and very interesting market spread over at least three plazas. There are lots of indigenous vendors selling all kinds of things including fruits and vegetables, animals, furniture, and clothing. Lots of cooked food for sale as well. However,
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This was a great cultural experience. We managed to catch the end of the Thursday livestock market, and then went round the fruit and other stalls. It's the biggest market I've ever seen, and the most interesting. There are a few stalls for jewellery and pictures but mostly it
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Open only on Thursday, this is a huge market which spreads across several different plazas in the small town of Saquisili. It is not really tourist oriented although there certainly are booths which offer souvenir type merchandise. But mainly this is for the people - produce,
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