Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years in Las Tablas, Panama

we spent New Years in Las Tablas, Panama.
It is a bit like mardi gras in new orleans.  except there is one square, 3 floats, and they go round and round for hours while the queens shake their hips and blow kisses.  the people take sides- depending one which side of the street you are from, uptown or downtown.  you are either calle arriba or calle abajo.  There are queens elected for each and songs made up accordingly.  Instantly I am the most hilarious person in their world when they ask me which one I am - I say "calle abajo" and they all die laughing. At least I have one joke in my back pocket they understand.  even if it is just laughing at my poor spanish.
calle abajo
calle arriba
the band & the crowd.  holy smokes.  
calle abajo or calle arriba.
which one are you???

21 comments:

  1. You and your husband are so cute. Happy New Year - looks like a fun one!!

    xx
    grace

    www.stripesandsequins.com

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  2. Looks AMAZING!!

    Glad you had a Happy New Year :)

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  3. wow looks like a LOT of fun! love all the festive colors :) happy new years! xoxo jcd

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  4. Looks like you had such a good time, great photos!

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  5. This looks SO fun! Love your dress!

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  6. so cute!! i am in love with your dress. and this looks like such an awesome time!

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  7. Soooooo this blows my New Years plans out of the water! Looks like an incredible time--so festive and pretty and what spirit! I'm sure that was a NYE you'll never forget. Happy 2011!

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  8. Beautiful :))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  9. Sarah, you always look so gorgeous! Glad you had a lovely new years celebration :)


    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  10. what an awesome parade!! SO COLORFUL! I love the left float :D

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  11. beautiful! hope you're having a great time in Panamá! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness how fun!! Hope you had a wonderful night and Happy New Year, darling! (:

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  13. That looks absolutely incredible!
    I can't believe all your amazing travels and places you've lived this year! So so cool!
    Also I must say you and your husband are a ridiiiculously good looking couple!

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  14. What a fantastic way to ring in New Year's! Gorgeous dress!

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  15. it looks so fun to spend new years in Panama. maybe i should do it one day =)

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