Barranquilla Carnival 11 Feb 13

Barranquilla Carnival 11 Feb 13

My third day at the Barranquilla Carnival

Dancer in Barranquilla Carnival ParadeOn my third day at the Barranquilla Carnival, I wanted to do something different. Unfortunately, the hotel staff didn’t recommend that.  I looked over the calendar of events and went to the receptionist.  There were events at noon, 1 PM, and another parade at 2 PM.  The receptionist insisted that the noon and 1 PM events were expensive, far away, and not very good.

I was off to another Barranquilla Carnival parade!

But first I wanted to take a nap.  I woke up around 1 and got another call from Gonzalo.  It was almost 2 before I got going and it took me about a half an hour.  By the time I arrived, the parade was starting and I was locked out of the cheap seats.  I stumbled around for a few minutes looking for a good set of bleachers.  I finally found a set without a line and paid the 20,000 pesos ($12 USD) for entry.  It wasn’t nearly as much fun on the “rich” side, but I got some much better pictures this time around.

One Response to Barranquilla Carnival 11 Feb 13

  1. Know nothing about the reasons for the celebration. I may have missed a posting explaining it. Costumes gorgeous and yes I see most of them are “your” gorgeous women! Looks like a fun time. Give a hx. lesson please.

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