I missed Carnaval in San Pedro, Belize, this year.
No kids giddily slathering each other in colorful paint in Central Park.
No quirky and entertaining Comparsas song-and-dance parades.
No party in the park, La Pintadera, the last hurrah before Lent. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night was the final orgasm of Carnaval — the last big hurrah before Ash Wednesday when all hard-partying Belizeans (and many tourists) bow on bended knee this bright clear morning, and with hand chastely held over heart, say to themselves:
“Oh. My. God. What was I thinking?” Read the rest of this entry »
One of the rules of Carnaval in San Pedro Town, Belize is “Respect the tourists, unless they want to participate.”
And if they do ….
Well, it looks like they are in for some kind of crazy fun.
Just wear some really old clothes. Read the rest of this entry »