Monday, February 11, 2013

Carnaval del Toro in Ciudad Rodrigo

On Saturday we went with a group of 8 students of Tía Tula to ‘el carnaval de Ciudad Rodrigo’. It was amazing! A lot of people were dressed up in a really original way, so for us it was an nice opportunity to take lots of pictures.
I think it’s amazing how the people who were at the event were dressed. I really loved the group which consisted of dices and other casino accessories! The second best dressed group for me were the price tags! They showed so much enthusiasm and be honest, who of you would ever think about dressing as a price tag during the period of sales?

The donuts were also pretty cool, but I felt a bit sorry for them, because I’m sure that it was so hard to walk with the box around them. I do admire them though because they really stood there as a team.
The people in the third picture were really like a big family. I’m not sure I counted right, but I think they were a group of 21 persons. I saw them walking on the street, and they all seemed so happy. The kids were also incredibly proud walking around in their cute little suit.
I would give the price of the most funny duo to the 2 ‘abuelitas’ (= grandmothers). When our group was looking for some food during the afternoon, we spotted them dancing and entertaining all the people around them! We just adored them!
Next to all the people who were dressed as those amazing characters, we also saw a bull fight and for the most of us, it was the first time that we saw something like that!
Four bulls were killed during the fight that lasted almost 2 hours. Every time the animal was dead people started cheering of happiness. It felt a little weird for us, because we actually felt sorry for the bull, but we could have expected that on beforehand! We surely don’t regret going though!
After the fights they also let some bulls running freely through the streets and when that happened, people went crazy! We didn’t stay for watching them because we had to take our last bus home.
In the bus there were a lot of Spanish students singing and laughing, so it was actually a nice ride home too.
I’d like to thank all the students who came for making this day so amazing!


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