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Where should I go for Carnaval in Brazil?


in Brazil by @etc6yr  | 7 comments

Iโ€™ll be in Rio for 10 days next year during Carvanal. Although Iโ€™m flying into Rio, Iโ€™d like to spend at least half the time somewhere else as well. Iโ€™ve gotten a solid recommendation for Olinda and receptive to other suggestions (or further endorsements of Olinda).

While in Rio, itโ€™s been suggested to avoid Copacabana and possibly find a house in Ipanema to rent. Is this a good suggestion?

What about Olinda?

Any and all recommendations are welcome, solicited and appreciated! Thanks to everyone!

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@petrosyuk6yr

Hi, guys. It appears that I will be in Rio on these days. So, Iโ€™ve decided to book tickets for Sambodromo event.
Which day is the most promising?
Do you have any recommendations as to the best seats? Grandstands, front box, special areas for tourists - too much information for a person, who have never experienced the Carnaval.
Also, is there any chance to take part in Carnaval?

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@etc6yr

Sunday and Monday have the best โ€œschools.โ€ This is also why itโ€™s much more expensive that on those days as well.

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@rafaelfe6yr

You should definitely go to Olinda. Iโ€™m Brazilian and Iโ€™ve experienced Carnival in Sรฃo Paulo, Rio and Olinda.
Sรฃo Paulo (I lived there for 7 years) looks like a ghost city in carnival holidays. Rio (2 carnivals) is great but most part of the fun is watching to samba schools parade. In Salvador (had friends there) you can pay to join the parades, the music is mostly Brazilian pop music and you have to stay inside the bandโ€™s vip area, otherwise is very unsafe.
Olinda (my favourite spot, currently my home town) is very cultural with authentic music played by orchestras on the streets. You donโ€™t need to pay anything to stay close to the presentation and all the fun. In my opinion, is the most traditional carnival in Brazil. Check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4PvCc-CZvk

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We will be in Rio during Carnival and have a place in Copacabana. I hear great things about the festival and location. We will be having some digital nomad meetups during that time if yall are interested in joining usโ€ฆPM me

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@giovanni6yr

Ipanema is by far the best area to stay in Rio. Youโ€™ll have lots of bars & restaurants, a great beach (Praia de Ipanema) at one side and Lagoa (lake) at the other.
Carnival in Olinda is great, less tourists vs Rio and more of a โ€˜authenticโ€™ feel. Salvador is great party wise, but shady (and rather ugly). Also stay away from Salvador if you are looking for something more classy.

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@shayna6yr

Iโ€™ve also heard good things about Olinda.

I live in Salvador, and this is the place to be if you like ENORMOUS street parties. Carnaval here is famous for the trios eletricos, giant trucks / floats / sound systems with famous bands performing on them and thousands of people following in the streets. For better or worse. (Donโ€™t bring anything to the streets you wouldnโ€™t want to lose).

Make sure to check the timing; the exact length of Carnaval varies in each city. Hereโ€™s an overview of Rio, Salvador, Olinda, and Sao Paulo. You can see that Rioโ€™s events are mostly Feb 5-8, Olindaโ€™s are Feb 5-9, and Salvadorโ€™s are Jan 31 - Feb 10 (yeah, they really stretch it out here :smile:). There are often pre- and post- Carnaval parties, though, beyond the official processions.

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@etc6yr

@shayna - thanks for much for the advice. Youโ€™ve convinced me that I want to spend a couple of days in Salvador as well. Do you mind recommending some good places to stay?

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Does anyone ever travel to any Islands like Bermuda, Barbados, Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis?

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I have two passports from different countries and am trying to understand where can I travel now. Is there a publicly available map of countries open for visitors by passport country that I can use to see what are my options? I was pretty sure such a thing should exist, but cannot easily find any.

Maybe at least there're maps for specific passports? Mine are Russian and American.

If there's no such thing, I'd be down to build one, let me know if interested to collaborate :)

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in Seville, Spain by @antoine_th10mo 9 months ago | 0 comments

Hello Everyone

I'm planning to stay in Seville for 6 weeks for mid January - end of February. Do you any recommandations for a coliving or a place to live in?

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Are restaurants, cafes and malls working in Mexico City taking into account COVID situation?


in Mexico by @thateverdmitriy10mo 9 months ago | 1 comment

I am planning to travel to Mexico City next weekend and stay for 7-10 days there. I wonder if cafes, stores and other places like these work? And if cafes work, do they work as usual or only for take away&delivery? Will be very thankful if someone can help here.

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