September 20, 2015
We were all set to see the markets in the city center – Lanza food market, La Hechiceria or Witches Market where religious offerings are sold, and the Black Market further up the road. Turns out that today, a Sunday, nearly everything was closed due to voting on a referendum.
The streets of La Paz, which are nearly always packed, were deserted except for the areas around the guarded polling locations.
In the Witches Market and Black Market we found a couple of vendors open for business, but never learned why some were and most weren’t. Most restaurants remained closed for the day and no alcohol could be bought, not even at the hotel restaurants which did remain open.
Photos from a nearly empty La Paz.
Llama fetuses are placed under the foundation when building a new house for luck.