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.


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.


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.


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.


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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