Tagged: Fiesta

Palomino to Riohacha – Breaking the Group

Palomino to Riohacha – Breaking the Group

Palomino to Riohacha – Breaking the Group. August 7. The Italian women said goodbye to us this morning with our American friend Julia.  I think Rosie was ready to leave us but Chiara did not really want to leave.  Those are two really awesome women that we had a great time with.  I will miss those girls. Marc, Knut and I caught a bus from Palomino to Riohacha at about 11am.  We found a crumbling hotel and got our own rooms...

Taganga Hookers, Transvestites, and Friends.

Taganga Hookers, Transvestites, and Friends

Taganga Hookers, Transvestites, and Friends. August 2. Hookers are funny.  That is a fact. We spent the day at Playa Grande, about a 20 minute hike from our hostel in Taganga.  Knut and I drank beer and swam while Marc went on a dive with the Dutch girls we were with last night.  In the evening the Italian girls joined us in the same club as we had been the night before.  I need to get better at picking up...

Cotacachi: Inti Raymi Party of the Sun.

Cotacachi: Inti Raymi Party of the Sun

Cotacachi: Inti Raymi Party of the Sun. June 30. Part 1: I met a random person in the Otavalo post office today who told me through my broken Spanish that there was a huge fiesta taking place in Cotacachi, a village 15 minutes away.  Never interested in missing a party, I headed for the town on a $0.25 bus. Cotacachi is an almost entirely indigenous Ecuadorian community and it took me hours to find out what the peculiar festival taking place...

Tinku Festival in Bolivia – Part 2, The Fights

Breakfast was at 8:30am, and I was the last to arrive. I was still feeling effects of the chicha, the local corn-moonshine we had been drinking with the locals last night when the fiesta began. It was a breakfast that would have pleased me had it been a couple of hours later. But, after a quick meal of bread and jam, my Swedish friends and I headed towards the square to see what was taking place.

Tinku Festival in Macha, Bolivia

Tinku Festival in Bolivia – Part 1, The Fighting Fiesta Build Up

Tinku Festival in Macha, Bolivia. Part 1, The Fighting Fiesta Build Up (Click here for Part 2 – The Fights) May 3 As I went to bed early to get a good night of sleep in the dorm of my hostel, a couple followed me into the room.  As I came out of the bathroom, they were standing there with the lights on making out like I was not standing in a proximity too close to be making out so...