Carnival in La Paz

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I have now discovered that Brazil is not the only country that celebrates Carnival…they ALL do and for most of February! We arrived yesterday in La Paz, what a hectic city! The driving here is insane, I don’t understand how it works, but it seems as though there are no traffic rules and therefore lots of near misses and honking.
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We got to witness an amazing parade this morning! The streets were blocked off and it seemed as though every single child in La Paz was in costume, armed with water guns/balloons and silly string/foam in a can. Kids of all ages where engaging in the largest water fight and celebratory mess that I had ever seen…it was AWESOME! Imagine silly string, confetti guns, bubbles, and water everywhere and underneath it zebras, little faeries and tigers. I have to chuckle as I was walking this morning to get breakfast and they were selling waterproof ponchos everywhere, I thought that was a bit strange, but I get it now!
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