Each February, thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Cajamarca, Peru to experience Carnaval. Cajamarca is known for their annual carnaval, one of the largest and most important festivals in the country, and one of the most famous carnivals in the world. To the people of Cajamarca, it’s the most important time of the year. It’s a time of song, dance, and water balloon fights.
Fortunately for me, I live in Cajamarca and I’m only about an hour and a half from the city where the main festivities take place. Wanting to experience Carnaval for myself, I spent the weekend in Cajamarca city where I was joined by several other Peace Corps volunteers.
Saturday morning thousands of people flooded the streets, each armed with buckets of different colored paint, water guns, and buckets of water. It was like nothing I had ever seen. Not wanting to miss out on…
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