Carnaval Tropical has officially taken the place as my favorite parade in Paris.
Last year, it was pouring rain and hailing and thundering off and on, making for some wet costumes and running body paint, but it was still loads of fun. This year, it was sunny and hot, making the belly-bearing costumes all the more convincing that it is indeed a tropical carnival.
Between the dancing and drumming and crazy costumes, it's not long before you are shaking your shoulders and hips and craving a real margarita. It's fantastic.