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HALLOWEEN FIESTAS IN CALI, BOGOTA, AND BUCARAMANGA, COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 5 November 2008 | Views [13297] | Comments [1]

Halloween party in Cali, Colombia

Halloween party in Cali, Colombia

I had a fantastic time with Yuly in Cali, especially when she took me to a Halloween fiesta with a whole lot of couchsurfers. But Halloween didn´t just stop there. I caught a bus to Bogota, for 45,000 pesos, and met Mario (who let me stay in his house for about 6 days, while I waited on a Brasilian visa). The pollution was horrific in Bogota, and I didn´t think that the street guinea pig racing was very healthy for the little furballs.
 
 I went out for yet another Halloween night in Bogota with some girls I had met, one of them being Liliam. Liliam is a psycologist at a high school, and was nice enough to show me where she works, and introduce me to many of her co-workers. She also took me to kids hallowen concert at a primary school, which was quite different to what I have seen in any Australian schools concerts. Later in the evening, with one of her friends, we walked the streets, looking at the amazing costumes. There were people dressed as lego men and women, a guy was dressed as a banana, and a woman as a giant rubics cube! The city was filled with zombies, vampires and pirates, and evil clowns and witches. Not all were in scary outfits though... there were cats, nurses, super-heroes, and basically whatever else you could think of for a costume. I dressed as a hippie. All I had to do was wear my normal clothes plus a coloured headband and paint some flowers on my face. 
 
I took another bus to Bucaramanga, which took 9 hours and cost 40,000 pesos. There I met Tania, a woman who works as an environmental engineer. Tania her family are soooooo kind, and have been taking care of me like I am one of the fam. Her brother took us on a fishing trip where Tania and I (because we both don´t like fishing), just camped out all day in the fresh air. Her boyfriend and friends also took me out dancing the other night, and we went crazy to papayera music. This was yet another Halloween night where people were roaming the streets dressed up.         

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me gustan las fiestas de halloween aunk en mi pais esta fiesta no es tradicional kiero hacer una y kisiera ideas

  neil fernandez Sep 22, 2011 8:27 AM

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