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Where should I go for Carnaval in Brazil?


in Brazil by @etc | 5yr  | 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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@petrosyuk | 5yr

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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@etc | 5yr

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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@rafaelfe | 5yr

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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@chrispreynolds | 5yr

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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@giovanni | 5yr

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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@shayna | 5yr

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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@etc | 5yr

@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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in Turkey by @davda1546 | 4mo 3 months ago | 0 comments

Hi all, my husband and I have been living in Bulgaria for the past month and were considering Turkey next! Have any UK nationals entered Turkey lately? I believe that anyone entering Turkey will undergo health screening and if they show symptoms they need to get medical treatement, did this happen for you? Reason we ask is for Bulgaria we filled out forms but weren't asked for them) Thanks.

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I will be traveling/working through Mexico with my dog February to April. My plan is to stay in Sayulita for about 2-4 weeks, then travel south along the cost.

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in Switzerland by @filiptk | 4mo 3 months ago | 1 comment

Hi, I've got a question to anyone who had experience with the digital nomad lifestyle. I'm 24, I'm in my last year of university doing computer science, got 3 years of experience mostly doing web development.

I never liked the idea of staying in one place, getting a job and growing roots - hence the will to take the opportunity and travel the world. My main question is โ€“ how do I go about it? Are there any useful resources I could look into?

How do I go about insurance and such once I decide to move. I currently live in Switzerland and do freelance work for one company. It's not a lot, since my studies don't allow me to pick up a full time job, but it allows me to cover simple expenses.

I'd be happy to get some insight into how things work and also happy to network with anyone interested.

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