Sunday, 11 January 2009

Carnival Gualeguaychu Argentina

Every Saturday for two months Gualeguaychu in the province of Entre Rios celebrates carnival ('carnaval' in Spanish). I tried to see this last year but it was rained out not once but twice :-(( but we went on Saturday and the weather was well behaved this time.

A three hour bus ride from Buenos Aires gets you to the small spread out town of Gualeguaychu (pronounced Wally-wy-chu). The Carnival takes place on Saturday night but there are plenty of riverside beaches with bars and cafes to head to during the day.

Well enough of the tourism pitch and now for some photos. I have a terrible habit of cutting people heads off in photos as you're about to see.







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20 comments:

nick January 12, 2009 9:19 am  

I can see you go to the Carnaval mainly for the scantily-clad lovelies, sorry I meant to say colourful costumes and giant dragons. Is it better than the Venice Carnival?

Xbox4NappyRash January 12, 2009 9:52 am  

Good lord.

I'm in the mind for a peach now...

NicoleB January 12, 2009 11:08 am  

Can we come next year? ;)

Frank.Sugar&Spice January 12, 2009 2:11 pm  

I didn't see a single problem with any of these pictures. I am sure the guy on the drums or toms toms (sorry don't know what they are called) probably would have agreed with me....

C'est La Craic January 12, 2009 4:50 pm  

I have a terrible habit of cutting people heads off in photos...
Looking at what you ended up photographing, I think I know where your going wrong ;)
Great photos though, seriously. You must have a quality camera, and a quality eye I might add

roy January 12, 2009 7:28 pm  

Far and away your best slide show yet!

Quickroute January 12, 2009 8:02 pm  

@ Nick: I never made it to the Venice Carnival but they wear far too much clothes from what I've seen

@ Xbox: Peaches, Pears, Melons - fruit salad

@ Nicole B: It's open to ALL

@ Frank: He seemed a bit distracted alright - I hope he didn't miss a beat!

@ C'est Le Craic: It's a cheap old point n' shoot and behaves badly in dark light but I had plenty of material to work with !

@ Roy: cheers mate - but I thought you were coming here for my wit and prose?

Megan January 13, 2009 2:54 am  

Fruit salad has a short shelf life...

Thriftcriminal January 13, 2009 3:56 am  

Jawsus. I've seen strippers wearing more than that. Initially.

Clearly I live in the wrong country.

Baino January 13, 2009 4:32 am  

That's it. I'm not following this blog any more unless there are some ordinary everyday, not so gorgeous Argentinians featured. I know they're there . .aren't they? *cries herself to sleep*

iWalk January 13, 2009 5:00 am  

Such a wonderful carnical happens Every two months!

So many pretty ladies! Your three hours bus ride is really worth!


I love this place! though I still can't pronounce it well. :P

Conan Drumm January 13, 2009 6:19 am  

Either your arms were tiring, you're not very tall, or you were sitting down... and I take it that only women are allowed participate?

Frank.Sugar&Spice January 13, 2009 6:52 am  

Conan Drumm,

Can you imagine Quickroute zooming in on a guys buttcheeks?

conortje January 13, 2009 7:59 am  

Funnily enough they celebrate carnival in NL too but it is a very very different kettle of fish hehe

Quickroute January 13, 2009 10:17 am  

@ Megan: better enjoy straight away then

@ Thrifty: Argie is not the arse end of the world despite its rep

@ Baino: OK OK - I'll go hunting for some ugly people - might be a while!

@ iWalk: It's a bit of a tongue twister alright

@ Conan: The camera was very heavy! - there were men too

@ Frank: The men just didn't seem photogenic :-(

@ Conortje: The EU version seems a tad tame in comparison

TCL January 13, 2009 11:48 am  

Fascinating cultural event. Think I have to investigate further.

Quickroute January 15, 2009 6:49 pm  

@ TCL: A worthy subject for investigation to be sure!

K8 the Gr8 January 18, 2009 8:31 pm  

Arse. So much arse.

Mind you... the state of those head-dresses!!! No wonder those nice ladies were perky.

Quickroute January 19, 2009 7:19 pm  

@ K8: tits n' arse - what more do you need!

Carnaval Gualeguaychu January 28, 2009 8:55 am  

GualeguaychĂș Carnival is fantastic !
Thanks for the videos you posted here !

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