Monday, April 04, 2011

Carnival continues

South America is known for Carnival, the highlight of many itineraries. We, on the other hand, had planned to avoid the crowds all along. Yet we keep running into Carnival celebrations. Here we are, April 2nd, in La Paz -- it is Carnival?!

What happened was that a section of "the bowl" fell away earlier last month during the raining season. Several thousand people lost their homes. The Carnival celebration, Jisk’a Anata, was pushed out by four weeks until Saturday April 02.

We could not help ourselves but take in the festivities, gape at the awesome costumes, and marvel at the energy levels of dancers and musicians.

Musicians!
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Costumes!
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Exhausted dancers!
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