Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carnaval de Negros y Blancos

Not exactly Carnaval a la Rio de Janiero or even Barranquilla, this one has religious and cultural significance, as well as the added value of coating your ‘friends’ in water-based paint and talcum powder from head to toe. When we arrived in town, backpacks in tow, we were greeted by several youths who eagerly sprayed us with foam canisters, a new addition to the messy tradition.There was an enormous parade, lots of paint fights and lots of "Guarapo," Pasto's version of aguardiente that had been heated and flavored with citrus to keep one warm in the cool mountain climate.

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