Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Party time in La Paz: Carnaval!

La Paz's Carnaval is 6 nights of partying. We managed only 3 nights....

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 ...


video


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


Toy Story

Avatar...

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).

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