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    Default Carnaval 2013 in La Vega

    Which day do they have the biggest Carnaval-Party in La Vega next year ? Last sunday in february will be the 24.2., the independence day ist the wednesday 27.2..

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    Good Morning, l to would strongly advise you and whoever is with you to be EXTREMELY careful for pickpockets. Last year there a buddy who is a very careful retired Federal Special Agent while sober had his wallet stolen from a front thigh velcro pocket.

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    Yes I will confirm there are indeed professional pick-pockets that train for this crowd.
    It is a complete zoo, avoid this crowd in La Vega, not worth it unless you can sit on someone's front yard, people will rent you a chair and sell you beer.

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    Agreed. Sweet Alida caught an older gal trying to pick her pocket. Confrontation ensued with the gal's "partner," a guy, came to defend her "honor."

    Forthwith I came to Alida's aid and the two thieves, after looking up at my large, rather angry presence, skulked away with their tail between their legs.

    Of course neither could explain Alida's lipstick at the feet of the gal...

    Just be careful. Take ONLY what you need there. No purse, a strong zippered fanny pack for wimminzes. Guys, leave you wallet at home. Minimum money and ID in a deep FRONT pocket.

    Leave well before dark. And the drunker you get, the stoopiter you get and the bigger target you become.

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    Thanks for the warnings. I'll be wearing only my 10 year old jeans with nothing in pockets (like a few years ago in the opening gonga of the carnaval in Santiago de Cuba).
    But back to the topic: is the graziest party on sunday or on the independence day ?

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    The last Sunday of February is the biggest party.

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    What they said, I had to fight off a thief too, but I have to add the last Sunday they take their masks off and carry them like a helmet.

    Buy a slash proof Pacsafe fannie pack or under the belt wallet, the fannie pack locks to your body and is standard procedure if your going to Carnivals and Ferias and such.

    One more thing buy one of those stadium pads for your ass them fix it through your belt and let it hang over your ass to keep from getting hit in the back of da ass.

    Get the hell out of there before dark as posted before.

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    Wow.. people.. if you are on DR1 and going to the carnaval do not let these people scare you.. just pay for a damn vip and chill out.. I've gone to carnaval for the last 10 years in a row and never had any issues.. If you try to stand on the street you are risking pickpockets and getting your ass knocked out with a vejiga.. have fun and see you there! I recommend lite lounge vip btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayanora View Post
    Wow.. people.. if you are on DR1 and going to the carnaval do not let these people scare you.. just pay for a damn vip and chill out.. I've gone to carnaval for the last 10 years in a row and never had any issues.. If you try to stand on the street you are risking pickpockets and getting your ass knocked out with a vejiga.. have fun and see you there! I recommend lite lounge vip btw
    Who's scared?

    It is what it is!

    I've gone every year since '04! And 3 times a year since '08!

    I, for one, know exactly what I'm talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayanora View Post
    Wow.. people.. if you are on DR1 and going to the carnaval do not let these people scare you..
    btw., back then in the carnaval of Santiago de Cuba, many santiagueros told me I'm grazy if I join in the gonga. But for me it was the funniest part of the whole carnaval-week. Ok, there were (disappointed) fingers in my pockets all the time.

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