The World's Second Biggest Carnaval! February 9th 2016 Barranquilla is only famous for two things. Being the home town of Shakira, and being the home of the second-biggest Carnaval celebration after Rio de Janeiro.
Having attended the biggest party in the world three years ago, if Barranquilla’s showpiece was be anything like Rio’s, then this was going to be an awesome, alcoholic five days.
Otherwise, there was no reason whatsoever to visit this s ... read more
South America » Colombia » Barranquilla Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - if so, thanks for coming. If not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unaba... full info