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Travel Blogs from Barranquilla
... carnival. The Battle of the Flowers is a traditional float parade with the vivid (wildest) and most colorful creations. It's a six hour show of floats and it is led by the Carnival Queen (2014 - Maria Margarita Diazgranados) followed by folk dancers, musicians, dance groups, costumed groups, marchers, disguises and fire breathers. The audience goes wild with all the carnival characters here that they know and follow from ...
... re-started, re-written; postponed, and finally, saved from the wastebasket to become another annual epistle. Well, this year was no exception to the effort, but finally I only got the Christmas picture ready to send.
Now I've learned how LUCKY, yes I said 'lucky', I am to even be able to SEND Christmas cards; and I hope by Christmas 2014, ...
... have the headwind issue attempting to sail into the ABC islands, and they have missed Aruba in previous years as well. I suspect that they know that it is more likely than not that we may miss this port, but include it on the itinerary in the event of ideal sea conditions. Many passengers were disappointed, however, and Jay & I wondered if the company should be more forthcoming about how often these ports are missed, so ...
... that everybody was about to become a slightly different person so I took that as my cue to slide away to a different venue. It turns out that there is a gay bar in Barranquilla called Studio 54!! So, I hopped a cab and off I went to find less coke and more homos.
... types of monkeys, and most of them were found only in tiny regions of jungle.
As it turned out, the liger had died 7 years ago. Devastating. At least I got to admire the giant statue of Shakira and see some emu’s.
I took a bus back to the bus station and ate at some not-so-flash eatery, where the local men, like all men on the Caribbean Coast, just wanted to talk to me about ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility