Monday, May 18, 2009


So it's coming. Carnival. La Ceiba, a population of about 200,000, is expected to swell to almost 800,000 by the weeks end. This is the second largest carnival in Latin America. The actual Carnival day is this coming up Saturday, but there have already been several smaller events around town. The whole town is gearing up - from new signs around town, decorations, and fresh paint on many buildings. And - the night life has already started too! Last night was a great example. The street right behind us hosted a street football game - at midnight - to include yelling, screaming, and enough noise to keep a lot of people awake. And so it begins...

Random structures around town - built in the middle of the street which effectively makes it impassable for cars

This is the 37th year of Carnival

1 comment:

Becky Aguirre said...

Interesting that your Carnival is in May! In Venezuela, it's in February, about the same time as Mardi Gras in New Orleans...but anyway, sounds similar! Big, big doings and plenty of night life! Better hole up for the weekend! lol