A carnival weekend in La paz

A little later than planned we arrived to La Paz! The first “real” city in Bolivia. This was the first we saw of the city.

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It’s carnival time everywhere in South America and La Paz is no exception. First we were a¬†little surprised of all the noise because we had just planned to go to the local witches market. But all the main streets were closed for the carnival.

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It was a little less dancing and more of a water/foam-war. Everybody seemed involved in this – not only kids, this was a whole family-thing. We thought that we were safe because we were unarmed and looked very tourist-y. Wrong.

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They screamed “Welcome to Bolivia” and threw a water balloon in Jons chest. We figured it was best to prepare ourselves the same way the locals did.

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Jon was like a little kid and he told me that he had a lot of training with all of his siblings and I believe him. Pretty good at it as well.

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