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Well, I've finally made it to Barranquilla. First impressions - like being slapped in the face with a hot, wet sponge! The average temperature here is about 32 degrees, and it's REALLY humid! Not that I'm complaining, it's very preferable to the cold. The university has really gone to town. An official car came to pick me up at the airport, with a …
... of the Flowers, which is considered one of the main activities. Then, The Great Parade on Sunday and Monday is marked by an Orchestra Festival with Caribbean and Latin bands. Tuesday signals the end of the carnival, announced by the burial of Joselito Carnaval, who is mourned by everyone.
Barranquilla's Carnival slogan is: Who lives it, is who enjoys it (Quien lo vive, es quien lo ...
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... friends of Oscar´s) we headed to one of the numerous fast food joints dotted around Colombia, for some of the best roasted chicken I have ever had. Even our Vegetarian tried some, and loved it! Re-awakened by beers, we headed in taxis to a plaza heaving with people dancing to Tambor music (think lots of drums, bongos, acordians, singers in white suits and straw hats). The traditional dance seems to involve lots of twirling around in long skirts, wiggling bums ...
Well the conference was more enjoyable than I expected. I thought I wouldn’t understand a blessed thing. But between the powerpoint and a little guidance from my new friends on the trip, it wasn’t so bad :)
The first night was salutations, introductions, and a semi-concert. But the best part was seeing all the people we have met over the course of the trip. Even though we didn’t get to spend a lot of time with everyone, we truly have ...