Immersion in the heart of Brazilian culture with the carnival of Rio de Janeiro
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South America31 days / February 2020
Highs & Lows
Music, danse, colors and love
It was before covid but you must like being in a crowd of people
I arrived in Rio of Janeiro on the 12th February 2020 (just before the Covid, at that moment the word "pandemic" was not used !!) .. The last moment of freedom !
The purpose of this travel was to enjoy the Carnival of Rio, because in France I'm playing in a Batucada (the music that is played in the Carnival) so I came here with my group of music.
We want to visit the famous schools of music that will participate to the Carnival.
Discovering Rio during carnival time is incredible. Everyone put his live on pause to enjoy the energy of Rio Carnival :
music, disguise, caipirina, beach ! The party never stops during this time.
It can be scary sometimes because there are many, many people! And that was before covid so now I dare not imagine.. You have to be vigilant, because it is at this time of the year that there is a lot of insecurity.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
How was the food?
Be careful with the food on the street, you should avoid meat
What tips would you give a friend?
It can be "too much" 2 weeks during the carnival if you are not used to that kind of music and also too much fiesta . It's a period in Rio where there are a lot of tourists so you must be very careful with pickpocket etc
Even if the sun is out almost all the time, it is better not to forget your kway
It's very easy to move into the city with the metro ! During the night, it's safer to take a taxi