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Where to spend carnival?

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Germany or Spain?
9 years ago, January 14th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #99707  
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i am on a roll with some forum entries so i figured one more couldnt hurt haha!

I am living in Cologne now and have spent carnival in alicante spain previously (which was great). i dont speak german very well, but can get by in spanish pretty well, so i am torn between spending it in cadiz or cologne!?!?!? i have heard they are both great!
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9 years ago, January 14th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #99746  
Hello Ryan 😊

I have never experienced it in Spain, but here in Germany where I live, it is parties for a few week. Usually people dress up in a costume and go to parties. It is also know as a time of infidelity. It is an anxious time for those who have partners who tend towards having extra maritial affairs. Carnival here is called Fasching.

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9 years ago, January 15th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #99842  
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haha, not married... so this might be the way to have an intriguing conversation with a german woman then her husband haha... however the gf might not enjoy this 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, January 16th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #99891  
It would be extremely strange to be in Cologne during carnival season the first time and going to a different place.
http://www.koeln.de/cologne_tourist_information/events/cologne_carnival
http://www.koelnerkarneval.de/fastelovend-op-englisch.html
In Cologne carnival is called Karneval.
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9 years ago, January 19th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #100362  
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Yes, i will be spending karneval in köln!! Reply to this

9 years ago, January 19th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #100364  
It is customary here in Germany to dress up in a costume for Karneval parties. Will you be dressing up, Ryan? Reply to this

9 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #100467  
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of course! i was a police officer with short shorts aviators and a handlebar mustache a couple years ago... although this was in spain
have decided what i'll do this year yet, i wore a beer helmet on nov 11th and was extremely popular for some reason haha
any suggestions? Reply to this

9 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #100476  
Be sure to post a photo of your Karneval custume here. 😊

i wore a beer helmet on nov 11th and was extremely popular for some reason haha


Is that those helmets that contain beer with a straw comming out of them, so you can walk around carrying your beer on your head? Maybe you were popular because you were sharing the beer. I think some of the helmets have more than one straw. Or else you were a good photo opportuntiy. 😉
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9 years ago, January 20th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #100480  
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yep, thats the helmet, i'm about 10 trips behind on updating my blog so once i do... there will be carnival pictures up as well!! Reply to this

4 years ago, September 25th 2014 No: 10 Msg: #185390  
i been in europe over 12 years koln the best city to party Reply to this

4 years ago, October 1st 2014 No: 11 Msg: #185621  
Wait for the Brazil Carnival.
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