Carnaval traditionally is the time for frivolity and feasting before lent begins. In this area, the Portuguese take the preparation quite seriously! It’s a show of the best of the best and there is a fun element of showing each other up in costuming. And as you will see in the photos to follow, there were some pretty great costumes.
Here is a photo of part of our group before we headed out on the town for some food, drink, and dancing!
|can you name these characters?|
Yes, I'm going to talk about food again! I learned quickly that the Portuguese are always thinking of their next meal, typically during the one their eating at the moment. And I know why......the Portuguese food is sooooo very good!
Of course already on the tables were the traditional green olives and bread. Tonight we enjoyed a bean stew with carrots and squid with rice, a salad, and platters of thin slices of pork.
I found that everyone was very friendly...........................
and others seemed to want to take control.............
But when the Pope entered the room everyone was on their best behavior!
It was a fun night as we danced the night away until 4:30am!
See more pictures by clicking "Where's Debbie" and then click on the album "Carnaval"