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A year ago: Verín Carnival

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A year ago I was in the Galician town of Verín celebrating the carnivals. Among cigars, whips and hundreds of people in disguise - it is incredibly difficult to find someone in town without being disguised - it is one of the popular parties with more character of my own than I have seen.

The cigars are the old tax collectors who descended from the castle of Monterrey so that no one escaped paying the tribute. Today they walk through the town with their whips ringing in the streets with their cowbells.

The quintessential drink in the area and especially during carnivals is coffee liqueur. A strong component based on caffeine and distilled alcohol at home leaves one with his eyes open until well into ... noon.

The best thing for hangovers, without a doubt, is to get up and go to eat at a grocery store. Cheap, delicious. Carneiro, octopus, lacon ... come on, everything that a Galician sees move - either by land or by sea - puts it in the water and boil, and do not see how well it tastes!

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