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... and these were no exception. The whole family (it was a big family) were desperate to have photos taken with us and even introduced us to some new street food.
As the start of the parade drew nearer the atmosphere built and built! As local celebs we'd been given the seats on the front row could really feel things starting to heat up. Children ran around with aerosol cans covering people in foam. Others bought boxes of flour and threw ...
... at home or fixed and sold by vendors on the street. No Colombian meal is complete without the favorite ground corn flat bread = arepas.
Mealtimes, alone, are an event! (no wonder why I ...
... to say he was a dodgy character is an understatement! He wanted me to set up a business in Cali involving the police, prostitues, pimps and tourists so he could send people across from Miami! I politely declined.... He took me to a few clubs that could also have been brothels...the security guard stayed next to me the whole time..I danced salsa with one of ...
... left was the honeymoon suite: wood ceilings, jacuzzi room, rooftop patio, air conditioning, the works. The spa room was a funny addition considering there was no hot water.. But the roof had some perfect hammock spots! At 70 a night it was expensive for Colombia but I became increasingly grateful for the break from the noise and crowds of the festivities. Carnival is essentially a straight week of parades, parties, and ...
The carnival is a blast of colours and music. The noise is pretty high on the decibell level too. It lasts right through till darkness after 6pm, that is alot of dancing , floats and tired feet. I say goodbye to Alexandra and her family after giving her my email and I stroke my snake-like ************ my nose wondering how much that's going to hurt tomorrow.
I finally eat for the second time that day, a hamburger from a street vendor I saw ...
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