Carnival Antigua: August 3-6 & Montserrat: August 6-9 2014 (Part I)

[Cross posted at Peter Marina’s blog]

Montserrat must wait; it’s carnival time in Antigua. The boat leaves for Montserrat on Wednesday, the day after carnival. I found an affordable air-conditioned hotel in the middle of St. John’s in the heart of carnival festivities.

Sunday is J’ouvert, a celebration that consists primarily of loud “what did you say, huh, whaaaaaaaat?” carnival music, including soca and calypso, blaring on the streets and people grinding each other. Continue reading