Some people think Carnaval is just a debaucherous four-day party in Rio de Janiero but the rest of Brazil would have to disagree. Months leading up to Fat Tuesday, even the tiny towns are constructing elaborate floats, practicing samba routines, and gearing up for this nationwide party. Beyond the grandstands of Rio (we’ll get to that after our stay this weekend), here’s our the look at Carnaval from the four weeks traveling the country through little beach towns to the colonial cities that started it all.

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  • Patrick Collins

    How long did it take to overcome the Carnaval hangover!?

    • Mike Howard –

      3 days in Ilha Grande is an amazing hangover cute….no more advil for us!