It was great fun, with tons of music (bands every 1-2 blocks), food, funky carny stalls (several with a Chucky" theme), and even funkier midway rides. For safetys sake, we stayed off the rides (knowing how expensive a medivac flight north can be....)
|Our favourite band: Ritmo 4|
|Crowds on the Malecon|
|One of the two midways|
|Hmmm... not sure what is in these hot dogs...|
The blanket sellers were something to watch and listen ...
The theme this year was "Universo Infinito" (Infinite Universe). The parade floats had a definite "alien" theme...
|Parade is about to start as the sun sets|
|Don't throw the confetti-filled eggs at the floats...|
|Who knew aliens need bikinis?|
|Yes, that's a beard...|
|Yes, it is the Jetsons|
|Muzzled polar bears and aliens... huh?|
|That's more like it...|
|OK, these guys are guys|
Carnaval in La Paz is a very family affair -- whole families were outside and the kids were clearly having a great time. That notwithstanding, beer and drinks were freely flowing along the Malecon, and the bands played late into the night (3am plus).