Mardi Gras Madness

We had timed our arrival in Cabedelo to give us time to get to Olinda and Recife, nearby-ish towns famous for hosting the most traditional and one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations. Off we headed with the rest of the Gobows for a few nights and days of mayhem.

What can I say? There are not enough superlatives for this excess in a crazy cacophony of sound, colour and dance! Added to that, these towns are colourful at the most dull time of year - artists colonies and hipsters live here and the vibe is a friendly artistic one. You couldn’t not enjoy these towns.

We did experience a crowd crush at one point , and it made me realise exactly how people die in crazy crowds. Im pretty big and tough in a crowd, but this took all my skill to get through safely. It was crazy!!

Back at the boat afterward, I felt like there was no place like home. It was good to spend a bit of chill time there before we headed north to French Guiana’s Salvation Islands!