Carnival Part 1: Olinda before the carnival


The next day, I went to Olinda, a colonial town very close to Recife, where carnival is also celebrated. I had seen pictures of the town and it looked really beautiful, so I thought I’d go take some pictures before the crowds appeared.


The town was unexpectedly quiet -very few people were around.


The market was open though, and I had a nice cheesy snack, checking around for souvenirs.


I almost bought a hat… but then I decided to run around this girl who was checking them out, and totally forgot about buying one. Instead I focused on trying to take a nice pic. I almost succeeded…


I took the bus back to Recife… I wanted to get an early night, as carnival was starting the next day and I had to have some energy 🙂 



About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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