So there are a handful of sounds we consistently have heard throughout South and Central America, day and night, whether in off beat small towns or capital cities.
You can always hear dogs barking, fireworks, building work, car horns beeping (the same car alarm that every traveller here knows off by heart, all 5 stages), generally the repetitive bass booming from a giant speaker set and just for good measure let’s not forget the sound of that lone rooster cock-a-doodle-doo-ing, yes even in densely populated inner cites!
It’s taken 14 countries and almost 12 months for us to finally figure out, well be told what the hell is up with the fireworks sound that has seemingly been following us around...and it turns out it is Latin America’s way of letting locals know church is beginning and ending. Thats right, no brass bell gently tinkling, they set off explosives and pretty damn loud ones at that. So especially in large cities, you will hear this sound, over and over again, randomly through the day and night. Each church keeps really different hours and depending on celebrations they may let these explosives off, well, anytime really!
So there you have it, sorry probably really boring I’m sure, but that’s my thought for the day and entry here for this online travel journal, as geeky as it is I loved finally knowing this! 🎇 🎆