We're going to be in Brazil during Carnival. The idea is to experience Carnival in Rio from 2 - 4 March, and then maybe head out of town for a few days before heading back to Rio to see the city and the sights when its maybe a little quieter. Or perhaps its just better to stay in Rio after carnival and do all the touristy type things then and brave the crowds? I forgot to add - how many days to really see and experience Rio.
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20 Carnival Pics to Make You Wish You Were Raging in Rio
The Rio Carnival is now less than a week away and many people in Brazil are already getting started with the festivities. Bright, extravagant costumes and endless samba dancing has made it a tourist hot-spot for those looking for a non-stop party. The festival starts on a Friday each year and finishes on Ash Wednesday, which is when Lent begins.
Blocos are street parties that follow a slow moving van as it courses through the streets playing loud music. The parties tend to last for hours and there are also some unofficial after-parties in the street or beach afterward. The best gay bloco is one of the oldest blocos in Rio, which is Banda de Ipanema that started its tour of the streets during Carnival in