Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Festival Tour

I daydream a lot about lazily traveling 'round the world (again). In one particular version of my daydream, I wander from country to country on the schedule of bizarre local festivals. Whenever I am ready to move on, I'll just see which nearby country is chasing wheels of cheese down hills,


breaking out into a city-wide tomato fight (but only after a ham has been retrieved from atop a greased flagpole),


dousing one another in bright pigments,


or parading toddlers affixed on top of 12-foot bamboo poles in front of multi-story towers covered in steamed buns.


Humanity is a fascinating thing.

3 comments:

Elephantschild said...

Isn't there one where Greeks throw china plates out of windows?

Evan said...

I didn't know the Greeks needed a special occasion to break dishes, but it certainly sounds appropriate.

Melody said...

I shouldn't laugh, but that cheese-rolling thing is too Python-esque.
A thong? :}