It is Friday again, but not just any Friday; for many this is when the real Carnival party starts. There are several famous street parties today, and it continues on a big scale until Tuesday. It is very hot out there so drink plenty of water. And… Not only tourist come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, pick-pocketing is normally very common (ie. leave the Iphone at home). Here are some links from my site withs ome useful Carnival info:
Carnival in Rio – A Guide
General Tips for Carnival – How to Make the Most of It
Sambódromo – The Carnival Parade Stadium in Rio
The History of Carnival
Carnival Street Parties – Blocos
Rio Carnival 2015 – The Dates
Just follow this link for the local cup games that are on, there are games on Wednesday the 18th: Globo Esportes.
The next one or two years traffic in the center of Rio will be complicated during rush hours, big constructions in the port area are the main reasons.
It’s January now so the city is full of street parties and other fun things to do. At this time of the year Lapa is crowded, especially on weekends. As always in big crowds here, remember there are lots of pick pocket artists and robbers so don’t bring valuables. The best nightlife guide in English is The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, just click the link.
Fruits of the week:
Avocados, plums, custard apples, guavas, apples and pears are good choices.
There is an exhibition of street-art in Caixa Cultural in Centro. Banksy, Jef Aerosol and Nunca are artists on exhibit. Different styles and techniques are explained. It is open Tue to Sunday 10h until 21h, the end date is the 15th of February 2015. Caixa Cultural is located on Avenida Almirante Barroso 25 in Centro.