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Survival Guide to Carnival in Brazil

Fiz uma versão em inglês do Guia de Sobrevivência no Carnaval do Brasil!

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It doesn’t matter if you are going to Rio, Recife and Olinda, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo or another Brazilian city with carnival dominating the streets, it’s required that you are 99% disposition, sagacity and resistance with that 1% shamelessness to survive and have a great time during the 5 party days – and I say 5 because I’m not counting the pre and post-carnival parties that start in Brazil right after the New Years and end just when everybody is tired of jumping and dancing (which is kinda NEVER). So.

Carnival – or, like we say in Brazil, Carnaval – is the celebration of excess, madness, flirting, carnal pleasures, life. It’s the time to go over the top, wear costumes, kiss strangers, try new foods, new music, have new experiences, dance until you fall off your heels. But life goes on after carnival. Thankfully! In order to move on from the party with no bad consequences, it’s better to take some precautions, right? Right.

So come with me, read this little guide and make sure your carnival has only happy moments!

(this Guide was first published in this blog in Portuguese)

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