Carnival in A Rio Neighborhood

Carnival in Rio gets wild on the beach.. The Sambadrome is ready for people and floats like you see on TV but meanwhile… Neighborhoods all over Rio make their own party like this that I enjoyed at last year’s (2016) celebration.   All ages, all races joined in to play music together and follow the small parade around the neighborhood. Some people danced, a fair … Continue reading Carnival in A Rio Neighborhood

Street Art of Santa Theresa, Rio de Janeiro

Santa Theresa is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. Compared to modern neighborhoods like Copacabana and Ipanema, it is ornate, spray painted and much of it could be considered run down–but it has a unique to itself charm. According to my Airbnb Santa Theresa host, it began as a convent on the hill and grew as people sought better air and more … Continue reading Street Art of Santa Theresa, Rio de Janeiro