Dancing for the Virgin of Candelaria in Peru


Less than a minute after the thunder rumbled, the park was deserted. Gone were the marching band in their colourful suits and the dancers in their shiny, beaded costumes. All that remained were the tubas and bass drums, the empty bottles and cans of beer littering the floor.

For in Puno, this city in Peru’s mountain range close to the Bolivian border, locals consider thunder to be the bearer of bad news.

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