Witches' market in La Paz

Discussion in 'Bussiness' started by shaneyward, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. shaneyward

    shaneyward Newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    The Witches' Market is in La Paz, off of Calle

    Sagárnaga onto Calle Linares. Here you can buy a

    bizarre assortment of goods including amulets,

    potions, delicately crafted silver jewelery,

    sweets, spices and dried llama fetuses.We were

    quite ...more [+]shocked about the llama fetuses,

    but our tour guide gave us a good explaination:

    llamas are usually pregnant with twins, but only

    one baby llama is born - so with the afterbirth

    there will always be the second fetus!. If you're

    looking for luck, here's a list to help you decode

    the meaning of all the amulets on display: Frogs

    are said to bring good fortune; turtles are the

    symbol of long life; owls bring knowledge; snakes

    are a sign of progression (or moving in the right

    direction); koa--a dried plant made with

    molasses--is supposed to help your harvest; and

    pumas will help you achieve victory over your


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