Here I am, sitting in an internet cafe in Puno, on the shore of Lake Titicaca. Outside is the booming of drums, blaring brass bands, and happy people dancing and singing.
It´s Candelaria here, a festival celebrating the Virgin Candelaría. There aren't many gringos here, so I figure the word´s not yet out about this festival. It´s like a mini Carnivale. I recommend it as a weekend trip if you´re in Peru during February. The streets are constantly filled with processions of colourfully costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands, drums, flutes and armies of panpipes. The atmosphere is amazing - the people are joyous just to be dancing in the street.