How to survive Carnival in Rio de Janeiro !?
Joining the Carnival festivities at The Greatest Show on Earth
Rio de Janeiro, 1st of February 2013 – Just one more week to go and the merry mayhem of the Carnival season will culminate into a grand final all around the world. However, Rio de Janeiro will be the global focal point once more this time of year, as it is the de facto capital of Carnival. Not for nothing the proud Cariocas (Rio dwellers) call their Carnival festivities “The Greatest Show on Earth”! Many foreign visitors come to Brazil to undergo an experience of a lifetime. Nevertheless, not many know of the distinct features, history and the do’s and don’ts of this event. The comprehensive website www.AboutBrasil.com gives in-depth information on Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, so foreign revellers can enjoy the 2013 edition to the fullest!
Basically, you can celebrate Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro in three ways: by watching samba schools contesting in the official parade at the Sambódromo, by joining the common crowds in the suburbs having their own street parades (called blocos) and by attending an (usually) indoor Carnaval ball. And it gets even better... You are able to enjoy all three during Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro!
www.AboutBrasil.com has tips about when to go to the Sambódromo and where to get the best deals. The website also provides plenty of practical advice on which of the hundreds of blocos to choose from and how to enjoy them conveniently. There is even a full Carnival weekend schedule drawn up for the convenience of the foreign Carnival novice. Last but not least, in Brazilian metropolitan areas safety is always a concern. In contrary to other foreign sources, www.AboutBrasil.com has an extensive section of how to stay safe n’ sound during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Either you will join ‘A Night at the Sambódromo’ or ‘A Day at the Blocos’... Carnival 2013 in Rio de Janeiro promises to become again The Greatest Show on Earth. Rio is Ready for you!
01-02-2013, Frans van Hees