When we arrived there was a crazy Carnival celebration going on so we had to stop before the crowded centre and walk with our backpacks, pushing through crowds to a super shitty hostel (not much choice because of the celebration).
After settling in a bit we went back out to the streets to see what was goin' on. There were parades of people dancing and singing, dressed in all kinds of crazy costumes, some with masks. Almost everyone had a beer in their hand, even the dancers and musicians. The sides of the streets were lined with food and drink stands and there were huge speakers blaring what sounded like the same song over and over again for hours very late into the night.
I would say both sides had their bonuses, but I liked the Bolivian side a bit more, probably because Isla del Sol was so pretty - surrounded by the gigantic Lake Titicaca with snowcapped mountains framing the horizon.
Next stop, La Paz for the Death Road bikeride!
Keep bein' chili