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The rally at Pujili

At the weekend we travelled to the beautiful lake Quilotoa south of Quito (more of that in a minute) and passed through the small town of Pujili.  We hadn´t intended to stop but suddenly came across a queue of traffic in the road and further information followed that there was a rally (of sorts) taking place on the road ahead that nobody had known about.  It involved rally cars, motorbikes and quadbikes in no obvious order!  We were told that it would take 40-50 minutes to clear.  We watched for a bit, went and had some lunch, looked around the picturesque town and lively market and it was still going on when we got back!!  Suddenly the crowd of people which had been watching - and had been encroaching more and more onto the race course itself (a little dangerous, especially as the drivers were not very good!) - rushed to their vehicles and the real race to get on with all our long-delayed journeys began.  I´m still not quite sure what the indication that the race has finished was - no car had passed for at least 10 minutes but a shout must have gone out and pandimonium resulted.  Below are some photos!!

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The rally at Pujili
The rally at Pujili
One way to watch the rally!
One way to watch the rally!
A statue at Pujili
A statue at Pujili
The colours of the market at Pujili
The colours of the market at Pujili
Pujili
photo by: pixiesp
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