Michele from Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Oruro is a very dirty and ugly town. The hotels are 5 times the price during Carnaval than the rest of the year. I spent 120$ per night in a one star hotel. The streets are filled with people and it is hard to enjoy the parade. I believe it is a better choice to stay in La Paz or Cochabamba for the night and only go to the parade for a few hours.