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
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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Tuesday 31st of August 2010
Love to read your post. Carnival's are best place to immerse yourself in the pool of merrymaking. Even Kerala, the southernmost state of India also offers such opportunity of enjoyment.
Sunday 29th of August 2010
Oh it's a nice experiance. nirwan