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Carnival in Rio de Janiero

For about five days every February, almost all of Latin America stops and embraces Carnival, the days leading up to Ash Wednesday. I had the pleasure of experiencing Carnival in Rio three years ago, which was when I fell in love with the South America. This time around, I knew more about what to expect and had more friends in tow to partake in this incredible spectacle. In Rio, the festivities really get going on Friday night when people start celebrating by socializing in the streets and on the beaches. They pour out of bars, restaurants and fruit stands all around town. Literally all around town – everywhere you go you see people dressed up in random grab – everything from angels to be

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