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Carnival is coming….Mangueira Samba school rehearsal

Carnival is one of the highlights about living in Brazil, from the costumes to the parties Brazil goes all out to celebrate.  I have been to the Sambadromo to watch the incredible parade of floats for the last 3 years in a row, last year I had even had the privilege to actually be part […]

Carnaval: Dance in the Sambadromo

As you know I have attended the Carnaval parades at the Sambadromo in Rio de Janeiro the last 2 years (see previous posts HERE); seeing the floats, costumes and dance numbers that people have worked all year on come to life is truly an incredible experience. This year I was able to actually dance and […]

Interview with Internations

Very exciting news! If you haven’t already noticed the badge (on the right), NY2Rio was rated a Top Expat Blog for Brazil by Internations. Internations is the first international online community for people who live and work abroad and I am honored to have made the Recommended Blog list which also includes RioReal , RachelsRantings, Brazil Pramim, […]

Carnival: BEST Floats at the Sambadrome!

 I saw a lot of incredible floats this year when I attended the Sambadrome for Carnival, but there were definitely some that stood out from the rest (in a good way). Check out my favorite floats below…. Anyone up for a game of chess? Alice in Wonderland (this was incredible!! FYI the Bunny is not […]

Carnaval Blocos & How to Find Your Friends with Meus-Blocos!

Carnaval, in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and fun experiences you can possibly have!  It officially kicks off tonight,  but there have been Blocos (street parties) going on since last weekend– it is really a 3 week party so be prepared!! Every neighborhood in Rio has its own form of Carnival […]

Carnival Sambadrome – Part 3: Champions Round

Last night was the final night of Carnival at the Sambadrome with the 6 best schools of the year.  Beija-Flor (which means Hummingbird in Portuguese) was the winner.  The schools that we saw the first night were phenomenal, but these 6 were truly extraordinary, so good that even though our night started at 7pm we […]

Carnival Rain or Shine

When you think of Rio, you think sunny beautiful weather, great beaches, tiny bikinis and wild Carnival… all of the above are true except for the beautiful weather at least since I arrived (apparently every day before it was ‘sunny beautiful weather’.  Well, no matter what the weather is people are on the streets in […]

For the Ladies

I forgot to post this pic yesterday… Thought you girls would get a kick out of this GIANT ‘platform’. If you look closely, you can see that the sexy dancer on top of the shoe is also wearing the same ones! Gotta love Carnival! I must say, I was beyond impressed by how high the […]

Carnival Sambadrome – Part 2: Parade, Floats, Costumes & Bunda’s ;)

Some background for those who haven’t been to or seen Brazilian Carnival: There are 100’s of samba schools, but they get narrowed down to a final 6 (each themed of course).  There were 6 schools for us to see; each school has 8 floats, a Queen, a number of other very sexy dressed samba dancing […]

Carnival Sambadrome – Part 2: Parade, Floats, Costumes & Bunda’s ;)

Some background for those who haven’t been to or seen Brazilian Carnival: There are 100’s of samba schools, but they get narrowed down to a final 6 (each themed of course).  There were 6 schools for us to see; each school has 8 floats, a Queen, a number of other very sexy dressed samba dancing […]