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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???
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28 Comments

  • Reply Grace

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

    xx
    grace

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    January 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Looks AMAZING!!

    Glad you had a Happy New Year 🙂

    January 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Jillian

    wow looks like a LOT of fun! love all the festive colors 🙂 happy new years! xoxo jcd

    January 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Krystal Sandoval

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

    January 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    This looks SO fun! Love your dress!

    January 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Ashley Lane Hamlin

    I'm downtown, baby!!

    January 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply e.day

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

    January 2, 2011 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Claire Kiefer

    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!

    January 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply A Wedding Story

    What a fabulous time!

    January 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply minnja

    Beautiful :))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

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    January 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Lynzy

    Sarah, you always look so gorgeous! Glad you had a lovely new years celebration 🙂

    xo Lynzy
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    January 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    what an awesome parade!! SO COLORFUL! I love the left float 😀

    January 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    you could not be any cuter!

    January 2, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Mari-Vicky

    beautiful! hope you're having a great time in Panamá! 🙂

    January 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    What FUN, and you are just glowing!!!

    Liesl 🙂

    January 3, 2011 at 12:17 am
  • Reply Michaela

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

    January 3, 2011 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Sonja

    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!

    January 3, 2011 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Notes from Holly St.

    looks like a blast!!

    January 3, 2011 at 6:25 am
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    that looks like SUCH A blast!

    January 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Sara Louise

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

    January 5, 2011 at 6:58 am
  • Reply reeyau

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

    January 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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