Tag Archives: sambadrome

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 […]

Coolest “Moving” Floats of Carnaval 2012

One of my favorite things to do during Rio’s Carnaval is attend the Sambadrome (see previous post!) and see the incredible costumes and floats.  The day after Carnaval ends, people begin creating the floats and costumes for next year’s Carnaval which is why they are so fantastic.  Personally, the floats that have ‘moving’ pieces or […]

Rio Carnival – Sambadrome 2012

The other night a friend of mine asked how Brazil’s Carnival began and I must admit I was a little embarrassed that I didn’t know the full story (especially since I have attended the past 2 years and write about it).  Here is how it all began: The origin of Brazil’s carnival goes back to […]

MUST WATCH VIDEO: Experience Carnaval

The video below is an exquisite full depiction of the Champions night of 2011’s Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval at the Sambadrome.  Sorry, but it puts New York’s Macy’s Day Parade to shame… Keep checking back as I will be posting some of the incredible videos from this years Carnaval!   The City of Samba from […]

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 Sambadrome Part 1- Preparations & the Box

When you see carnival on TV, you see that there are the grand stands (stadium style) and then there are private boxes… those boxes.. you cannot pay for, you can only be invited to get in them (a family friend was kind enough to invite us!) and once you are invited in, it is an […]