#ShannyValDiaries: I Love Soca…The Carnival 2017 Edition

I never knew I would ever step foot in another I Love Soca especially after my last experience at a Waterfront edition. It took Skinny Fabulous & Kerwin Dubois being billed for the event to convince me to purchase my ticket.

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#DryLandTouristChronicles: Paradise Found…My Week In The Bahamas (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my Dry Land Tourist expedition to the beautiful Paradise Island in The Bahamas.


Thursday, May 5th

We decided to skip training & head to the Aquaventures Water Park at Atlantis but before our little adventure we had an informal lyme at Starbucks. This was my second trip to Starbucks (I went for the first time the night before) & can I tell you how frighten I was lol. It wasn’t my first time having coffee, here in Jamaica we have numerous coffee shops the most popular being Cafe Blue (Jamaica’s Starbucks) & Rituals (Trinidad’s version of Starbucks); I guess I was a victim of mass marketing (via YouTube) lol. Anyhow… our little lyme gave us a chance to chit chat with some fellow Rotarians.

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Chilling in Starbucks

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#ShannyVal: Carnival in Jamaica (Beach Jouvert)

I know Jamaica Carnival ended more than a month ago but I had so much work on my plate, I didn’t have the time to really sit down & do my experience justice in a blog post. Finally, my work load has eased & I am able to share the joy that was my Carnival Week!

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#ShannyVal: Carnival in Jamaica (Dusk, A.M.Bush & Road March)

Carnival Monday – DUSK

Dusk is definitely a must for me . Last year I partiedd in the hills ar Dusk with some friends & it was so good I had to return! I don’t know if it is the venue or the vibe of the event itself but Dusk has proven to be consistent based on what friends have told me & my own experiences.

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Shanny’s Guide to Jouvert

 

I think I have mentioned before on the blog that I LOVE Jouvert! (here). I will always be the first person to recommend a proper Jouvert fete.

My last Jouvert experience (here) inspired this all you may need guide to a phenomenal Jouvert experience …

1.Wear a bathing suit (preferably an inexpensive one) under your clothes. Remember that Jouvert is VERY messy & you don’t want to be ruining your favourite underwear or bathing suit.

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Shanny-Val Diaries: I’m In Love With The Cocoa Jouvert

“Carnival is defined as an event where many people gather to celebrate something.”

Jamaica’s Carnival season runs from January to April.

My love affair with  Carnival started when I was younger. I last played mas in Kiddies Carnival when I was in first form in 1997. At that time, there were two bands “Jamaica Carnival” & “Bacchanal Jamaica”. When Jamaica Carnival ended I took a sort of hiatus from soca but as faith would have it almost 10 years later I rekindled my love affair.
I love playing pretty mas but my heart is devoted to the “dutty” ways of Jouvert! I love the colours & the vibes of Jouvert, so it is no surprise that it is my favourite part of the whole Carnival festivities.
This season, I got of to a late start but I know I picked the right event to start with…Sunset Cocoa Jouvert.

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Shanny’s Weekend Musings: March 7-9, 2014

My weekends are usually filled with alot of adventures so I decided to blog about my musings. Here is a recap of my weekend trods:

Friday: Bacchanal Opening night at Mas Camp.
I am a socaphile…I ADMIT IT. I love the gyrating and wukking up my body, so it was a no brainer that last weekend I would venture to Mas Camp for the start of the Bacchanal season.
DJ Smoke, DJ Sanjay & DJ Richie Ras played all my favourite soca tunes which kept me feteing all night long.

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