It’s getting a little too cold for comfort in the altiplano, but the rains are basically gone. Transport in the lowlands should be getting easier and temperatures are cooling off.
On June 21, the Aymará celebrate the winter solstice – the return of the new sun – and their New Year. The biggest ceremony takes place overnight in Tiwanaku.
This Christian holiday is held nationwide (June 24), with bonfires, fireworks and traditional burning of wood. The largest celebrations take place around Santa Cruz, with firewalkers in the village of Porongo.