Butterflies, breakfast, beauty and booze

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of my little buddy. He landed on my arm, and didn’t want to get off. So what’s a girl to do? Why, set the camera’s timer and take its picture, of course.


You can buy just about anything at the market in Otovalo,so I figured it would’ve the perfect place to pick up a few prizes for the contest. This was not one of them.

On our way back from the Amazon, we stopped at Papallacta, where we enjoyed the pools, which are heated by volcanic activity. Unfortunately I did not plan ahead, so was unable to get a massage, but the time spent in the pools had a similar impact. Very relaxing!

And now time for more contest questions. We visited a sugar cane farm, where we saw how the cane is harvested, and boiled down to produce sugar products.

This particular farm had its very own still for making moonshine.

So, here are the questions.
1. Do you think they were giving out samples?
2. And if they were, who do you think gave it a try? Augusta, Mike, me?
3. And what are the odds that a half a bottle of this “demon rum” might make it back to the USA? Shelley

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I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

9 thoughts on “Butterflies, breakfast, beauty and booze”

  1. Okay – it is legal to make moonshine but not legal to buy it. I hear it smells pretty bad and doesn’t taste that good. They offered it and you all tried it.


  2. I think they did offer samples.
    I don’t think any of you tried the moonshine. I know I wouldn’t.
    Maybe you guys tried the sugar cane they were harvesting for sugar products. Even though I wouldn’t try the sugarcane used in the moonshine.
    I heard it’s very expensive to purchase the moonshine. They charge taxes, too!!! I don’t know about customs. I don’t think you’ll bring some home though.


  3. Thanks for the memories!!!
    If I were you, I would be scared.
    You must have had too much Moonshine. You seem to be growing out of this object and the hat on top, takes the cake!!!


    1. Okay
      FIrst questions
      they do make roses and send them to the US – California also is a big supplier.
      Yes the chocolate is to die for – or 4 lbs worth
      In Yasuni – does have oil but the government is paying not to drill there
      Production of beautiful women in mi hermana preferida sure why not – but Fairhave is a close 2nd
      Coffee is made as well as tea
      B. Largest city is Guayaguil
      C # 2. The Spanish love story his name was Guay and hers was Guil and if they had children they would have called them GG

      Now the pictures have been wonderful – sorry I have not commented on them.
      I want some moonshine save me some. It goes good with everything I am told.

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