I went to Sigsig for a week of teacher training workshops. This tiny town in southern Ecuador happens to be where the majority of the world’s Panama hats are made. I enjoyed seeing indigenous women walking down the street with a handful of grassy paja de toquilla, or standing on street corners weaving the leaves into sombreros.
After my week of workshops, I stayed to go hiking in nearby Cajas National Park for the weekend. It was lovely.