Ahh ahh ahh ahh Copa Copacabana… Well, Copacabana was neither literally or figuratively “The hottest spot north of Havana,” but it was an interesting place nonetheless to spend a few days ‘decompressing’ after our rough week lounging on the beach in Isla del Sol. The town itself is fairly bleak and touristy, except for the large 16th century Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana on the main square. Here you can see the interesting custom of blessing vehicles: Drunk drivers from all around come to have thier cars covered in flowers and dowsed in champagne in hopes that god will protect they and thier humble passengers…

Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana at Night

Also of note in Copacabana, is that Lena was finally able to get her hands on one of the funny little hats all the indiginous old women wear in southern Peru and in Bolivia… She has been wanting one for weeks, and after a day of searching and some hard bargaining, we were able to secure the perfect hat at a nice price! She’s already gotten plenty of comments and the old women really love seeing the little Gringa sporting thier style. Doesn’t she just look delightfully Bohemian, Er, Bolivian

Little Bohemian Lena

Pure Vagabond

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