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I didn't know what I was doing when I planned my Spanish studies from January 'til April! Well, not all true because I DID KNOW that the equator was warm and Wisconsin was cold. What I didn't know was that Barranquilla is host to the world's second largest Carnaval in the world and that I would be in here for the celebration!!
The travel books describe Barranquilla's Carnaval "...as ...
... was for sale. There was, of course, food, of all kinds - meats, vegetables, fruits, candies and hot, prepared things to buy and eat. There was clothing as well as stores of beautiful yard goods and many stores that sold party favors; especially for kids' parties.
... asked the guy who had just delivered 3 beers how much I owed him and I was told that they were free - all day long!
Robyn has her work cut out for her when she gets home as she took over 300 photos today. I've attached a couple here but there are so many amazing pics.
We left mid afternoon and spent an hour or 2 soaking by the pool before heading out for the night. ...
... a couple. The rooms and public areas aren’t as nice as those at Hotel Miraflores, but they are still good value for money. All the rooms have private bathrooms, cable TV and double beds with thick mattresses. Their rates were 15,000 pesos (10,000 more with air-con) for up to 2 persons. No complaints at these ratesespecially for two persons.
... practice that seems to be a mix between car jacking and trick or treating. All along the road, people dress up in costumes ranging from traditional colourful dresses to African tribal clothing to car accident victims. They then engage in a game of chicken with oncoming drivers by standing in the middle of the road and refusing to move until the driver gives them money. Having seen Colombians drive, there's no way I would want to ...
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