South America was calling, so I moved to Brazil!
WARNING: This post is exclamation-point heavy!
Carnival in Brazil is the standard by which all other carnivals around the world are judged! I spent the days at Ipanema Beach, Copacabana Beach, and visiting a very, very underwhelming Christ The Redeemer statue.
That was the appetizer!
For there main course I spent hours with my friends following the Bloco Carnavalesco Carmelitas de Santa Teresa A.K.A. “The Carmelitas”street parade! The Bateria (drummers) and dancers were amazing! The Bateria are the heavy artillery! They play the deep, soul-shattering percussion that you feel before you hear. Enjoy the pictures, but they don’t do the party justice!
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