Barranquilla’s Carnival

At the beginning of March this year I had the opportunity to go to Colombia and be part of the country’s biggest carnival held in Barranquilla city. The carnival lasts for four days and there are festivities all around town for all ages and  budgets.  I have chosen a few of my favorite pics taken during one of the parades where the children were the stars of the day.

Arhuaco Tribe

During my short stay in Colombia, I was lucky to meet a family of Arhuacos – a native American ethnic group from Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta. There are around 9000 of Arhuacos left and they all live in the upper valleys of the rivers in northern Colombia. When I saw them I knew I had to have a photo as not very often you get a chance to get this close to them in town. I love the little girl’s expression and she was nice enough to smile for me.