La Vega Carnival 2016: Postcard of the Week

I survived La Vega Carnival, by far the most crowded and popular of all carnival parades in the Dominican Republic. Considered to be the oldest running, La Vega — located 20 minutes south of Santiago — is known for its diablos cojuelos or limping devils and their intricate costumes and dramatic, bejeweled masks.

It’s also one of the biggest street parties you’ll ever witness in the country, where everyone lets loose and dances the Sunday away. Including me!

For more on carnival in the Dominican Republic, read this article I wrote for Moon Guides, and this story on Medium.

You can also follow me along on Instagram.

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