Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dancing Peruvian Klingon females

hot Dancers

Arequipa festival horns

On our first day in Arequipa, we happened upon a street festival to celebrate something religious. One normally associates religious festivals with sombre people in penguin outfits but this was like a Star Trek convention on happy pills. Girls and boys dressed in the most outrageously blingy and OTT costumes danced up the street pursuedby brass bands, and in the middle of it all was a float carrying a statue of what I presume was the Madonna, all tizzed up in frills and lace. It was very exuberant but we felt sorry for the costumed dancers as it was high 20s in temperature in full sun and they were all looking very hot and sweaty. I got to dance with a giant llama - now there's a first.

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