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Yotala, Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 29 August 2009 | Views [1697]

Costs pp: micro to Yotala 3.5b, mat room Alojamiento on the corner of the main square 40b (2ppl).

In Samaipata we had met some cool kids from Argentina travelling about camping and then we saw them again in Sucre and they told us about a festival they were heading to in Yotala so we decided we would head there to see what it was about.

We got a micro on the corner near the market and the driver hurled our packs onto the roof to stay their in the rack of their own volition (they are so heavy it would take a fair sized bump to launch them anywhere). The trip was less than an hour and deposited us in a small pueblo where preparations for the fiesta were underway. We found an alojamiento with a room with a view out over the streets, noisy but we got great views of the dancing when it came.

Although the main day when all the crowds come is Sunday and we arrived on Saturday, it proved to be a good choice because that was the day of the parade when all the music and dancing is. We took heaps of pics of the colourful costumes and thoroughly enjoyed our day. In the night we headed up to the local stadium but didn't realise that that night they had a big party there which we missed...

Lots of great pics in the gallery, didn't add any here so you have to go look there ok.

The hoards started to arrive around lunchtime but we had decided to move on to Potosi.

 

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