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Festivals besides Bonfire.

 
 
On 24 Oct 2012 at 5:48pm ExperiencedTraveller wrote:
Rio de Janiio, Venice and Mardigras are a few of the festivals that I have been to over the last few years. Absolutely sensational experiences. Would like anyone else to share their travelling experiences and as a result will give others an insight into culture beyond that of Lewes.
 
 
On 24 Oct 2012 at 8:41pm notsoexperieced wrote:
Hi not quite so well travelled as you but would love to hear about Rio always wanted to experience it but not brave enough. I love the atmosphere of carnivals.
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On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:06am 17Xs wrote:
Someones dangling a carrot here me thinks!! No bite yet? Oh well ....
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:27am ExperiencedTraveller wrote:
Ha! Was fantastic! outfits, colours, great atmosphere - something never seen before!
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 8:52am Pete wrote:
Mardi gras in Sydney is unbelievable !! Just been watching Michael Palin's Brazil, that looks good too !
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 12:19pm bill ball wrote:
Been to the Padstow May Day festival a few times. Not exactly foreign parts, but great fun none the less
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 4:14pm Penguin wrote:
Las Fallas, Valencia. Send some of the anti rookie brigade down there and they would soon realise what a fuss about nothing they are making over a few bangs in the street on Bonfire Night!
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 5:28pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've been to some of the Somerset carnivals and I'd sooner watch paint dry.
The event I've always wanted to see is the Palio in Sienna. That looks awesome.
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 6:17pm ExperiencedTraveller wrote:
Annette. I would defiantly recommend the palio! I have been countless times. Always in August though. Normally rent a Villa an hours drive from Sienna. Arrive a week before and enjoy the build up. The city completely transforms, especially the square. They run the trail horse races where the fasted horses are sized up. The atmosphere at the draw when the contranders are drawn their horse is electric. The Aquila Contrader is my favourite as it represents what I thinks is the nicest part of the city.
 
 
On 25 Oct 2012 at 9:32pm sussexbonfire wrote:
Las fallas in valencia gets my vote! Indeed the people on here who are anti bonfire would have their worst nightmare out there with bangs going off 24/7 for a week.
 
 
On 26 Oct 2012 at 4:48pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It really does sound fantastic, ET. Maybe one year!
 
 
On 29 Oct 2012 at 7:28pm mickyboy wrote:
arezzo italy I got off the train walked out the station where stood a beautifly dressed woman in medieval costume apparently they hold two medieval week festivals each year in this ancient capital of the arezzo province in tuscany


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