Photos: Caaarnaaavaaal January 29th 2010 Take sequins.
Add sparkles, glitter and a good helping of all that jazz.
Lightly sprinkle with some glitz.
Mix with drums, flags and lots of bum wiggling.
Put on a high heat for extra energy and throw in as many colours as possible.
Serve at night on the crowded streets of Montevideo.
And there you go! It's carnaval time baby!
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South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more
Setting off with one way tickets to Mexico via Cuba (a two-month detour), we set ourselves the challenge of travelling through Central and South America down to the southern tip of Argentina by bus/train/boat.
We wrote and photographed all our adventures, discoveries and passions - food and football, people and pictures, wildlife and walking, books and buildings, mountains and music. We promise you won't read a boring day-to-day diary, just interesting tales from the road.
Plus for our friends with itchy feet, real backpacking tips direct from the backpack.
Jess and Jam... full info