Cotacachi, Ecuador’s leather capital

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12 Responses

  1. Darshana Pangal says:

    :)) getting a good deal is such a joy!! You’ve almost written a computer program for bargaining :p

    • Priyank says:

      haha, thanks Darshana. It’s impossible to tell if a deal is good or not if one is purely thinking in monetary terms. But money is just one factor isn’t it.

  2. MyPath says:

    Getting into new place my first priority is to see places and capture views in my eyes, followed by my camera and then taking some gifts. Usally my goal is not to spend on high ticket items because it often upsets my budget. Takig pictures with locals , getting little bit of history and spending time in peace is more important.

  3. Zhu says:

    I suck at bargaining. It’s probably cultural! I do it though, especially in Asia. I bought a great leather jacket in Buenos Aires ten years ago (it was a bargain because of the economic crisis then – yes, I felt bad!) and I still wear it today.

    • Priyank says:

      Oh wow 10 years, that’s awesome. I’m generally delighted if something holds up for a couple of years… in these days of cheapness, the quality is not the same (haha, I sound like my grandfather)

  4. wonderful landscape!!…love the clouds on the mountains!!

  5. April says:

    We just returned from Ecuador. We found that the shops here were not willing to bargain on prices like at the markets but the prices were much better than the states and better quality. They did lower the price for paying cash. We bought 2 shoulder messenger bags and one large book bag, all leather, for $140. Love them all.

  1. December 10, 2011

    […] took a bus from Otavalo to a village called Quiroga, near Cotacachi. The Cuicocha lake and the Cotacachi Cayapas natural reserve are closest from this village. A taxi […]

  2. August 26, 2012

    […] is quite enjoyable. ↑ On the Guinea Pig lake (Laguna Cuicocha) trailFinally, I buy some leather jackets at Cotacachi, the leather capital of Ecuador and have a weird rendezvous with Ibarra, the capital city of this […]

  3. July 12, 2014

    […] and it was never out of our sight), my orange shoulder bag, the new leather book bag we bought in Cotacachi, and then that was it. There were six bags when there should have been seven. Another count, again […]

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