by Doris Gallan
The Witches’ Market (Mercado de las Brujas) in La Paz, Bolivia offers all sorts of unusual things amid the herbs, folk remedies and occult items. There are many animals parts used in rituals, stone amulets, candles, gems and, of course, witches and soothsayers.
The oddest thing for most travelers to see, however, are the dried llama fetuses that are used to bring luck through burials in newly-constructed buildings. Tourists now make up the greater part of visitors to the Witches’ Market as word about its oddities attract more of the curious than believers.