The day after fireworks kicked off the 2010 Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellin, I met up with Lily, a Colombian friend, for La Cabalgata (horse parade).
Imagine 6,000 horses trotting through your city, the streets lined with onlookers drinking, eating, and cheering them on.
Don't imagine the smell of all that horse crap after a few hours; it stinks, to say the least, and there's a good chance you'll be walking over it at some point, so if you are lucky enough to attend, do not wear sandals.
Despite multiple advanced warnings by Lily, I was so busy taking photos that I missed the pickpocket swiping my BlackBerry Curve 8900 from my front jean pocket.
It was an expensive lesson to learn and put a damper on the end of my first Cabalgata experience.
On the bright side, I still had my camera.
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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Friday 20th of May 2011
wonderful... post pictures everything in this site is really great...
thank you for sharing this...
Thursday 26th of August 2010
Ay dios mio, que fiesta!!! I looooove aguardiente.