Salinas de Guaranda – a village in the Andes

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Category: Ecuador / Location: Salinas de Guaranda, Ecuador / Date: 13 Oct-2014
  • Ambato Bus Terminal
    Ambato Bus Terminal, waiting for our ride to Guaranda
  • Ambato to Guaranda
    The view up in the Ecuadorian Andes from Ambato to Guaranda by bus
  • Ambato to Guaranda
    The view up in the Ecuadorian Andes from Ambato to Guaranda by bus
  • Ambato to Guaranda
    The view up in the Ecuadorian Andes from Ambato to Guaranda by bus
  • Guaranda to Salinas de Guaranda
    Our view from back in the pick-up truck from Guaranda to Salinas de Guaranda
  • Guaranda to Salinas de Guaranda
    Our view from back in the pick-up truck from Guaranda to Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    Salinas de Guaranda, a beautiful Ecuadorian village
  • Hotel El Refugio
    Our lodgings - the 'Hotel El Refugio'
  • Hotel El Refugio
    Our room in the 'Hotel El Refugio'
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    Oh, there's a llama in the road, Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    Llama ready for work, Salinas de Guaranda
  • Texal
    The textile cooperative in Salinas de Guaranda
  • Texal
    Little man keeping guard outside the textile cooperative, and modelling some fetching woollen threads
  • Texal
    Knitting in action, textile cooperative. Salinas de Guaranda.
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    Wandering the 'streets' of Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salt Mine
    The salt mine close to town
  • Salt Mine
    Walking to the salt mine in Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salt Mine
    View of Salinas de Guaranda from the salt mine
  • Salt Mine
    Some salt crystallising at the salt mine, Salinas de Guaranda
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    The main village square in Salinas de Guaranda
  • Balones
    They make footballs here, unfortunately it wasn't open to see it n action
  • Salinas de Guaranda Volleyball
    They do love volleyball in Ecuador
  • Breakfast
    'Egg in cup' for breakfast, together with a cheese sandwich and some jam
  • Llama
    A llama doing all the hard work
  • Milk Churns
    Some milk churns. This is a major dairy producing region.
  • Salinas de Guaranda
    A work-donkey in Salinas de Guaranda
  • Hilanderia
    The Hilanderia, where they process wool
  • Hilanderia
    The Hilanderia
  • Hilanderia
    Wool awaiting collection outside the Hilanderia
  • Hilanderia
    Sorting wool in the Hilanderia
  • Embutidora
    The Embutidora - salami-making cooperative
  • Embutidora
    Workers in action at the Embutidora
  • Embutidora
    The hanging basement at the Embutidora
  • Embutidora
    Selecting my salami at the Embutidora
  • Sandwich
    Rather pleased with my choice of salami
  • Panaderia
    Getting some bread for a sandwich. The smallest bakery in the world. Possibly.
  • Sandwich
    Sandwich success in Salinas de Guaranda
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Walking up to the Cerro La Cruz, Salinas de Guaranda
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Overlooking Salinas de Guaranda from the Cerro La Cruz
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Salinas de Guaranda from Cerro La Cruz
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Countryside surrounding Salinas de Guaranda
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Looking towards our hotel from the Cerro La Cruz
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Behind the Cerro La Cruz
  • Cerro La Cruz
    Cerro La Cruz, Salinas de Guaranda

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