01 March, 2006

Do What You Want, Come to the Rijeka Carnival!

The Rijeka Carnival is the third largest in the world, after Rio and Venice. It was very surreal to see our city turned upside down for a few days, especially on Sunday. Thousands and thousands of people crowded the streets, many of them adults in full costume, obviously drunk, but happy. Dozens of elaborate floats participated in the parade. People were dressed up as Native Americans, babies, pigeons, ears of corn, cowboys, hot dogs, and many other random items and characters.

At one point I was walking down the street and looked over and saw this:

Later on Tim, Sara, Taylor, and I dressed up too and headed out for some dinner and dancing.

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