This the Plazuela yesterday morning looking as clean and sparkling as it can be. The figure on the left is one of the monegotes that have been placed all over town for the celebration.
Tonight the fun began and we headed down to the old town for dinner and a walk around. Many areas are fenced off to vehicles and great big trailers are set up, some selling beer and others for those who need to relieve themselves. There are huge speakers placed all around and the cordoned-off streets are full of families with excited children. I think it will be an ongoing party.
Along Olas Altas at the end of the Malecon they are crowing the King of Joy tonight. It started at 7:00 with lively music and vendors selling sparkly flashing things and people in costume.
We are planning to see the grand parade on Sunday evening and we may wander down to see a few of the big events but for us older folk, a little Carneval goes a long way.