La Paz Bolivia Street Secrets
La Paz, Bolivia Street Secrets
Cobbled streets descend the craggy landscape, pigeons alight in the low oxygen altitude and breathing is tight and laboured. You are in La Paz, Bolivia.
But how do you know for certain? Check out the millinery and it is obvious. Tiny, out of proportion bowler hats perch atop most indigenous women as they float in billowy skirts up and down the paved stonework. Black and felt is a requirement. Where did this tradition arise and what was the purpose of a mini hat? Spanish conquistadors, perhaps. After all, they were responsible for changing every aspect of local life. Slavery in the silver mines Language, culture and religion immersion overwhelmed local life.
An even more relevant query is how do they stay on top of those bouffant tresses? If you undertake a close inspection, and many outsiders are known to dare, if only out of curiosity, then you will not be able to solve the mystery any better.
In La Paz, Bolivia some local secrets are not meant to be shared.
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