Boliva: La Paz – Witches’ Market

Every guidebook and local will tell you to go visit the witches Market in old La Paz – for the most part it’s a waste of time. The market takes a couple streets with many shops filled with various traditional medicines that cure just about everything – sexual disfunction, liver, sexual disfunction, diabetes, sexual disfunction, heart problems, sexual disfunction, skin issues, sexual disfunction, diarrhea, sexual disfunction, and much more (have i mentioned the sexual disfunction?). It kind of reminded me of similar markets in West Africa (like Guinea and Togo), where tons of similar weird and useless crap is touted. Just like in Africa – there are voodoo dolls here in La Paz, and hundreds of hanging llama and alpaca fetuses. And the sales ladies all scream at you for taking pictures.