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A lot of people ask if Miami carnival is really worth it and honestly, worthiness is subjective. I can tell you from my POV that at some point during the year I always say to myself “I’m not doing Miami carnival this year” whether its a time or a money issue but strangely I haven’t missed a Miami carnival in the past 8 years (lol, not ONE). Crazy, right?
Why? Because I truly believe it is one of the most accessible and enjoyable carnivals to date. Miami Broward Carnival is truly magnetic no matter if you’ve never done it, done it sporadically or done it year in and out religiously.
All the information you need for Miami carnival 2017
After camping out in Ft Lauderdale airport overnight (more than determined not to miss my flight), I savored the 4-5 hours of “as comfortable as you can get on an airplane” sleep all the way to Grantley-Adams International Airport.
Touchdown in BIM. Barbados is gorgeous, so lush and green surrounded by a sea of the most breathtaking blue waters. I was literally in awe of the landscape of this island. I’m still bothered that I didn’t take a quick pic before walking into customs and immigration.
I haven’t done a carnival review in a long time simply based on the fact that I don’t get around to much carnivals that much anymore..basically because LIFE.
And I heavily debated offering my 5 cents about this years BJC (Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival) for various reasons:
1. Silly season (election year) and the heightened tensions of which of the Bahamas’ favorite stop light parties would be the incumbent government.
2. The constant argument regarding who’s monies is paying/paid for this years BJC as well as why it should be cancelled aka postponed aka privatized aka all the above.
Its evident Miami Carnival had it’s ups and downs especially with Hurricane Matthew not only affecting South Florida but DETRIMENTALLY affecting parts of the Caribbean. It’s definitely something that can not
or should not be overlooked. Prayers are extended to the islands of Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and southern United States who are STILL recovering from Matthew’s havoc. The news may be old; but the wounds are still fresh.
Here are some reliable global relief efforts you can make donations to:
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Miami Broward Carnival is right around the corner and carnival planning is officially in full swing with events popping up left, right and center.
In hopes to help out newbies or people that are just generally confused with the surplus of fetes available, here’s my fete list and alternative fetes that you can check out. Also, check out how you can win carnival gear by subscribing to my blog. More info below.
After weeks of budgeting, analyzing and non stop WhatsApp group chatter, this is MY fete list…