I know this post is rather late, but I wanted to give a brief rundown of the second week of Folklorama (mostly so I can look back and see which ones we went too!). If you missed my Week 1 excursions, you can check them out here.
The second week was more productive on the Folklorama front. Because I left for America on Friday I missed 2 possible days of going, so I had to make up for it during the week! I only ended up making it to two pavilions, but that was 50% more than the pervious week AND we managed to go to a pavilion I had never been to before.
On Sunday I went to the Cuba va! pavilion with a couple friends. It was the very first day of week two and only the second or third show of the day. It was at the RBC Convention Centre which is a very large venue, but there weren’t that many people there.
The show was entertaining and they even brought in a dance troupe from Miami. More impressive was the food though. I friend and I shared the Cuban pork with salad and beans and rice and it was delicious! We also made sure to hit the bar and grab a mojito. Also fantastic.
The second pavilion I went to that week was the Andean pavilion, and it new to Folklorama this year. We went following dinner but I still managed to try a cheese empanada and mango pisco (a 40% liquor). Both were great. Mr A had the sour pisco and we were convinced it was just lemon juice and no booze. The show was awesome – some solid dancing and Mr. A and I even made friends with a lady visiting from Chicago on a bus tour (I think she had too much pisco, but she did give good advice about men).
Overall it was so much fun and Folklorama remains my second favourite holiday (with Christmas being number one of course).
Have you ever tried pisco? Are you a fan of mojitos?