World Party 2

The Carribean 6 – Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest (2) The build-up The proceedings kick off at the Goombay Celebration (noon to midnight throughout the festival) in Bahama Village on Petronia Street, with Caribbean sights, tastes, sounds and entertainment. However, the Fest only really gets going after the coronation of the Fantasy Fest King and Queen on the Friday night, and things hot up as the week ... Read More »

The Carribean 5 – Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest (1) Where? Key West, Florida, USA When? From the penultimate Friday to the last Sunday in October How long? 10 days At the end of October, Key West, the last in the string of islands that stretches south from Florida, plays host to one of the wildest fancy- dress free-for-alls on earth. Fantasy Fest is a music- and ... Read More »

The Carribean 4 – Crop Over Day of the Dead

Crop Over Day of the Dead (2) Where to go All of Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead, but ardent festival hounds will want to make a special journey to one of the towns and villages famed for the authenticity of their events. Most of these are in the southern half of the country, where the indigenous culture is ... Read More »

The Carribean 3 – Crop Over Day of the Dead

Crop Over Day of the Dead (1) Where? Mexico When? November 1 and November 2 How long? 2 days It’s not every day you get to party with the dead, but on the first two days in November, all of Mexico does just that, as everything stops for the most distinctive festival on the calendar, a nationwide communion with the ... Read More »

The Carribean 2 – Burning Man

Burning Man (2) Black Rock City Despite its whimsical, anything-goes appearance, Burning Man is extremely organized. Not only is there plenty of breathing space for everyone, but there is also relative assurance that you will be safe, have a decent place to pee, and that good vibes will abound. The largest work of art on the playa is arguably Black ... Read More »

The Carribean 1 – Burning Man

Burning Man (1) Where? Black Rock City, Nevada, USA When? The week before Labor Day (first Monday in September) How long? 8 days Picture a nudist miniature golf course, an advanced pole-dancing workshop, a motorized magic-carpet vehicle and a bunch of neon- painted bodies glowing in the night, and you may be getting close to imagining what the legendary Burning ... Read More »