Carnaval Oruro, 2014

The first idea that came to my mind for this project was to make a slide show of my travels in Bolivia in 2014. Bolivia has 9 major cities, but one of the most important cities related to music and culture is Oruro.  This city is about the same size as Eugene, but it is situated at an altitude of 12,130 feet above sea level. Although it is hard to breath at this altitude, that does not discourage people from around the world to visit. Now Oruro has been declared a World Cultural Heritage site due to the beautiful dances, music and costumes that are typical of this region.  Although Oruro is isolated, it becomes one the most important places in Bolivia for 3 days a year. There is an experience of life time for anyone who wants to be part of the traditional dances and cultural expression during Carnaval.