In early 2009, I knew I wanted to live in Medellin, but before I could settle down, I had to head for the coast to experience Colombia's largest Carnaval celebration.
Having never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or Brazil for Carnaval, I went on a mission to experience similar festivities in Shakira's home town of Barranquilla.
I quickly met up with a motley crew of Europeans and Australians, and we hit the parades and street parties for two days straight.
Celebrating Carnaval in Colombia:
- Overnight Bus to Barranquilla
- Hotel Olimpico vs Couchsurfing
- Carnaval in Colombia
- Carnaval – Day 2 – Dancing in the Streets