Saturday, March 15, 2008

A little more of last weekend

Holy Lagana! We passed this piece of art on our way to our first neighborhood bonfire(fanoi-you'll need to scroll down the page to "culture" for info). I was a little disappointed that I didn't get a better photo! As you can imagine, I squeezed through a group of people to get this one.

Our first bonfire...

The second bonfire that we went to was conveniently located just below a friend's home. We saw people dancing on their balcony and just had to pop in. It was a lot of fun watching and listening to the party below. There's a lot of sexual satire chanted and repeated at the fanoi- hilarious I think. One man kept putting his mobile phone up to a speaker so that whoever was on the other end wasn't missing out on the fun.
We went to a third bonfire but I didn't get any photos as I was too busy dancing. My husband says that it's tradition to visit an odd number of neighborhood bonfires so we went to 3.

Two party goers having a blast. It's funny to see just how many men are dressed as women at carnival. It's so fun!

Finally, "Clean Monday". We went to a picnic outside of town and the kids got to fly their kites. We didn't get any food though! By the time we got to the actual picnic all of the food was gone as the crowd much bigger than anticipated. But, that's ok. Kosta's Theo Tasos(uncle) was there and ended up dragging us back to his place to eat instead. He and his wife served us lagana, bean soup (fassolatha), grilled octopus, cucumber/tomato salad, olives, taramosalata, halvas and horta-all very traditional foods for Clean Monday. We enjoyed our visit and then headed home. We were all pretty exhausted and couldn't wait to get there!

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