Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Reviews

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Carnival in Rio de Janero, Brazil 2016 Mar 12, 2016
When I was in the 10th grade my best friend was an exchange student from Rio. She told me about Carnival and that next year I was suppose to go there and visit her. Unfortunately, we got caught by my dad smoking pot and he put a stop to all travel plans. Of course this was 40 years ago! I always wanted to go and this year I finally made it. I didn't research it much, I just booked a room from airBnB and bought my plane ticket home from there. See, it was to be at the end of a 2 month vacation throughout South America. The only knowledge I had was that everyone dresses up crazy and dances in the streets for a week. When I finally arrived, I ended up staying with a girl I met while traveling in Peru and got refunded for the airBnB. She tried to explain the events to me but it was difficult to imagine. There was a map at the tourist place showing where the parties would be on each day and time. The party wasn't everywhere all the time. So, it began, for me with the party in the neighborhood I was staying in. It is great fun seeing all the costumes and reminded me of Halloween in America. Everyone just dresses like a character or with a funny hat and or mask. There is a lot of partying and by the time a couple hours passed the streets were so packed with people you could not move! I need to tell you, this is my personal experience and my personal feelings about it. It may not be the same for you! As an American, we need personal space around us and the crowds became too much. I left early and felt I had seen enough. Of course Americans are spoiled and we get bored easily. After the 3rd day of Carnival, I was ready for it to end. Reason being is EVERYTHING is closed during Carnival and it left little else to do! I got on a bus downtown and there was nothing but closed doors and the streets were dead. I heard music and got off the bus and found a parade. I walked a little further and found wonderful dancers performing in the streets. I have videos I made of this and will try to connect them here for you. Overall, the party and parade that is famous and yo see on TV, is very expensive to get a ticket to...$600-$1000 US dollars for one day! Better to watch on TV anyway because it is so crowded! It was a great experience and I am glad I got to check it off my bucket list. The girl I stayed with didn't go with me because she has been going all her life and was bored with the crowds as well. It is free to attend the party's and all you need to buy is some type costume so it can be done cheap!

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