Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Witches Markets


'Hidden' in a alley in the warren that is inner La Paz is the 'Witches Market', where you can find (among the plethora of usual multicolour ponchos and bags) dried llama fetuses, stuffed wildlife and all kinds of potions. Whether or not anyone actually buys these oddities is a mystery- its well known that here, any kind of hook to get someone into your shop is valuable, and the bizarre goods on display seem to be bait to lure the tourist into the knickknack trap.

San Pedro Cactus drying out

Beady beads

The famous fetuses

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