Monday...........Witches Market, Museo de Etnografia, Mungo's
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Have brunch again. Ring Jaira to confirm tour for tomorrow and meeting for dinner tonight. I have a relaxing morning and have some salad with rolls and butter in the restaurant for lunch. BOB19, AUD2.80.
After lunch I walk through the Witches Market again. I bought a dark blue Alpaca jumper BOB400, AUD57.60 and a plain silver necklace for BOB170, AUD24.50. I walked up a steep hill to the Ethnic Museum, which was one of the few open today. Most are closed on Mondays. Entry was free. It was interesting in that it showed textiles from as far back as the C3rd and probably earlier but I didn’t see everything. Bolivia certainly has a long history of textiles and using cotton and alpaca, as well as other materials. There was also a photographic exhibition about potatoes; sounds boring but it wasn’t.
Caught a taxi back to the hotel BOB8 and Jaira came just before 7. We went to a restaurant called Mongo’s and had a bottle of red BOB180, AUD27 1 small bottle water and two hamburgers. Total BOB240, AUD34.50. It seemed a very expensive meal, well, it was really the wine that was expensive. I don’t know how I’m going to cope with the prices when I get to Europe. Had a very interesting dinner, with discussions about Bolivia and particularly the political situation and its "democracy".