NOT JUST ANY OLD PARADE :) + a night of dancing *shane was a happy boy*

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when a pretty girl asks u to wear it u just do it :)

Oh wow, i was telling diana before the trip "i am not a big parade guy" but i shut up after she said it was unique and decided to see if she was right before i opened my yap too much more "its just a dang parade" :) cant describe in photos or in words what it was like, one of the best experiences i have had while traveling(capped off by the nights events = best day maybe traveling:)

DAYTIME - The Desfile de Silleteros parade was on a friday with great weather and eveyone in a terrific mood, nothing crazy just happy people behaving themselves. i will maybe add more later, hopefully the pics will say enough, and i wish i could upload video cuz i have some awesome video i took with my camera. Oh and i had my first "pony malta" at the parade :)  non alcoholic malted beverage that makes u feel so full afterwards, but i like the unique taste occasionally.

rough life for shane ;)

After the parade we met some friends and CS friends at the park close by and made arrangements to meet later(there was a posting/forum on CouchSurfing for the event that night. Diana and I took a bus(oh that was a nightmare) then got out and finished the journey on foot and got home to shower and change and eat quick before heading out to poblado(area across town from diana's) to where the disco/club place was.

NIGHTIME - now i dont like to dance at night clubs and to hip hop or dance music typically cuz i feel i have two left feet and i am nervous. But i love to dance to Punjabi (north India) music because there are no wrong moves really(well there are ;) but within reason), u just go with what u feel and enjoy more so(and i love the feel/rhythm of the music and the sound).

henry, myself, CS friend from N. Carolina
Same went a little for this night. With the help of my female counterparts, i was able to move a bit and not make too much of a fool of myself :) (i hope;)  Now you add good latin/raggaetone music , some aguardiente(like a unique flavored vodka) some pretty girls dancing close to u after earlier giving u cheek kisses to say hello and what do u have = u have a very happy gringo boy that if he was a cowboy would be saying YEE-HAW ;) jajaja - needless to say i had a terrific time and except for the ringing in my ears(my gosh people does it need to be so loud=music) that did not go away til like 10am(seriously) it was just the perfect cap to an already amazing day. Diana and i got home about 4am and after washing up, went to our seperate rooms and called it a night(poor diana only got 2-3 hours before having to go to work for 5 hours or so :( pobrecita (poor girl).  1 week in Medellin down, and i was very happy so far, keep it coming please :)

still need to upload videos

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when a pretty girl asks u to wear …
when a pretty girl asks u to wear…
rough life for shane ;)
rough life for shane ;)
henry, myself, CS friend from N. C…
henry, myself, CS friend from N. …
me - catalina - henry
me - catalina - henry
military helicopter flying flag i …
military helicopter flying flag i…
police
police
chiva
chiva
carrying them on their backs
carrying them on their backs
cs friend from cali colombia
cs friend from cali colombia
where we sat
where we sat
henry - NEVER camera shy :)
henry - NEVER camera shy :)
across from us, people from Santa …
across from us, people from Santa…
all done with different color flow…
all done with different color flo…
cam whores ;) especially the one i…
cam whores ;) especially the one …
miltary women with colombian flag …
miltary women with colombian flag…
paisa = what medellin area people …
paisa = what medellin area people…
non alcoholic drink, hard to expla…
non alcoholic drink, hard to expl…
Valentina = mi paisa favorita :)
Valentina = mi paisa favorita :)
bird eggs, tasty
bird eggs, tasty
cool top that pops up to pour
cool top that pops up to pour
new friends :)
new friends :)
mi y cata
mi y cata
my friend claudia, who i danced wi…
my friend claudia, who i danced w…
apparently the camera only cared a…
apparently the camera only cared …
3 amigos :) my new friends!
3 amigos :) my new friends!
un abuelo(a grandpa) dancing on th…
un abuelo(a grandpa) dancing on t…
on the table
on the table
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photo by: caliphil007